The Portland Society for Calligraphy was founded by Lloyd Reynolds and a group of his students after a long alliance with the Society for Italic Handwriting in England. We were first known as the Western American Branch of the Society for Italic Handwriting, one of the oldest calligraphy guilds in the United States.
Formed in 1969 and incorporated as a non-profit in 1973, we support Lloyd Reynolds’ vision: “Through study, understanding, and critical practice, let us promote this healthy arts and crafts movement.” PSC holds the following as its Core Values: Education, Inclusivity, Creativity, Integrity of Craft, Humility, Encouragement, Curiosity & Joy.
We offer an extensive workshop program aimed at all levels of skill. Our teachers include internationally renowned calligraphers as well as local talent. We sponsor an annual weekend retreat during the month of February at the Menucha Retreat Center in the beautiful Columbia Gorge. The Guild also exhibits members’ artwork in an annual non-juried show.
Even non-members can attend monthly meetings. We'd love to have you join us!
May Member Meeting!
When: Monday, May 8th @7pm
Where: Trinity Church
Jaki Svaren, Calligrapher and author of” Written Letters 22 Alphabets for Calligraphers” and the expanded and revised edtion “Written Letters 33 Alphabets for Calligraphers’ will be PSC’s May guest speaker. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from one of the gems in the calligraphy world. She will talk about her work and respond to questions from the audience in a Q and A format.
Please join us for what is sure to be delightful evening! Bring a friend!
What: Calligraphy in Community Booth at Rose Festival
When: May 27, June 3rd, 11:00-3:00
Where: Portland Waterfront, entrance at 1st and Taylor
Double Fun Event!
Members of Portland Society for Calligraphy get to have
the fun of being part of Rose Festival and the fun of watching
people’s delighted face as their name is written in calligraphy.
We will be by the main gate to the Portland Waterfront
in the Community Booth Saturday,May 27 from 11:00 to 3:00 and
Saturday, June 3rd from 11:00 to 3:00. Would you like to do a
two hour shift, get free admission and parking reimbursement?
Everyone is invited to participate! No worries about how to do this!
Carol Orange is coordinating the volunteers and has arranged
a time to “play and practice” fun ways to write names for those
who have not had this fun opportunity.
Send an email to Carol Orange at firstname.lastname@example.org
to sign up for a particular time or get more details.
Please put “Rose Festival” in the email subject line.
Hope you can enjoy this fun experience! Sign up now!