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.”
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.
Be sure to stay in touch with the Portland Society for Calligraphy because we have all the latest local events always posted. Here are few upcoming calligraphic and book arts events: The Passionate Pen, the 34th International Lettering Arts Conference will be held in Rohnert Park, California, July 25-August 1, 2015. Participants will gather to study the fine art of lettering, sharpen their technical and design skills, and renew their creative spirits. Registration opens July 25, 2014. To register or learn more about The Passionate Pen, use this link: www.the passionate pen.org.
February 19-22, 2015
Menucha Retreat Center in Corbett, Oregon is a magical place where you spend the weekend inspired by creative energy and kindred spirits.
Arrive on Thursday OR Friday afternoon for a retreat that extends to Sunday afternoon.
You must register by Monday, November 17, 2014. Partial scholarships are available, request an application.
Click HERE for the PDF Registration Form and Information Page about Menucha Retreat 2015.
The Portland Society for Calligraphy is pleased to announce The William Stafford Calligraphy Project. Members are invited to create an artwork as part of a yearlong celebration of the centennial of Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford.
Sept 27 – Nov 9: Collins Gallery, Multnomah Public Library, 801 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205, Mon: 10 am – 8 pm; Tue & Wed: 12 noon – 8 pm; Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm; Sun: 10 am – 5 pm. Reception for artists: Sept 28, 2-4 pm.
Dec 2-31: Salem Central Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR , Tues -Thurs: 10 am-9 pm; Fri-Sat: 10 am-6 pm.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Street
Portland, OR 97209
This summer, Cora Pearl, calligraphy instructor at Portland Community College, taught a new course at PCC that she created called Introduction To Hand Lettering. At the November meeting Cora will give a short workshop on two styles of Art Deco monoline lettering that she taught in her class.
Come join us for an evening of exploring two monoline styles that are easy to learn. This is a great workshop for all levels and for those who would like more experience in working with Speedball B nibs.
Materials: Gilbert bond paper; Speedball B-5 nib; nib holder; Higgins Eternal black ink