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Monday, May 9th, 7 PM
Trinity Cathedral, Morrison Room
147 NW 19th, Portland 97209

Gregory MacNaughton, Marianne Nelson, Inga Dubay

The Critical Practice Institute (CPI) is a program of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College. The CPI began as a professional development opportunity for Portland Public School teachers to integrate art and art history lessons into their curriculum. Since 2013, in partnership with Inga Dubay and the Portland Society for Calligraphy, the CPI has focused exclusively on letter arts; Italic handwriting, calligraphy, typography and paleography.

Join us for a year-end recap of the activities of the CPI during the 2015-2016 academic year as well as a discussion of how PSC members can become involved in the future.

Call For Entries

The non-juried PSC Member Exhibit will be held at the Justice Center in Portland from August 1-27, 2016. The artwork will be displayed in 3 large outside windows on SW Madison Street between 2nd & 3rd. Members may submit 3 pieces of calligraphic work (broadsides as well as books), both recent and older work is welcome. This is a chance to share calligraphy with a much wider world as the exhibit can be seen easily by pedestrians in the central city area.

Download the 4-page PDF PSC – Justice Center exhibit summary for all the information, guidelines, entry forms and display labels. Entry forms are due June 15th. The work must be delivered by July 15th.




The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting, (IAMPETH) will be holding its 67th Annual Convention in Portland July 11th through July 16th.

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For information about IAMPETH and the convention, visit their website at If you are not a member and are interested in attending the convention, joining before the end of December will enhance your chance of getting a spot in the conference. Registration spots typically “sell out” quickly. If you can’t attend the convention, there will be more information coming about an Open to the Public night so you can shop with artist members, with John Neal Bookseller and visit the archives.


International Calligraphy Conference
Swannanoa, North Carolina
June 26 – July 2, 2016

Registration opens 8/1/15 with a deposit payable by check or on the website. Check the website for all the details.
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The PSC Board of Directors will meet on May 24th 10:00 am – 12:00 noon in the Childrens’ Chapel at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Avenue in Portland. The agenda for the meeting will include a discussion of how PSC might increase its education and outreach to middle schools, high schools, college age students and young adults. All PSC members are invited to attend and participate in this discussion.

Parking at Trinity is available in the lot directly across 19th Avenue from the building or in the lot on the south side of the building.

The Portland Society for Calligraphy Board meetings are open to all members. At the meetings, the Board of Directors develops and carries out the Society’s policies and by-laws with the help of committees who report activities to the Board. While the Board reflects a diversity of calligraphic experience, everyone is devoted to the art. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, we invite you to come to the next Board meeting and help the Society grow.

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All PSC member teachers may list calligraphy and book arts classes here. Contact Carol DuBosch for more information.


Christine Colasurdo

Calligraphy Studio

Spring Term, 2016
Mondays 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
March 28 – May 23 (9 classes)
Multnomah Arts Center, Portland
Adult Intermediate

Christine Colasurdo

Youth Calligraphy: Italic

Spring  Term, 2016
Multnomah Arts Center, Portland
Wednesdays 4:30 pm-6 pm
March 30 – May 25(9 weeks)
Ages: 12-18/beginner

Penelope Culbertson

Small classes with Individual Instruction

Continuing classes on Tuesdays 6-7 pm and 7:30 – 8:30 pm; Saturdays 11 am to noon, 12:30 – 1:30 pm & 2:00-3:00 pm.
No experience needed. $15 per class Pen & Ink plus brushwork, Italic, Uncial, Fraktur, Copperplate Script.


Carol DuBosch

Beginning Calligraphy – Uncial & Carolingian

Spring Term 2016
PCC Rock Creek Campus
Tuesday, 12:50 – 4:50 pm
11 weeks, 2 Credits
Beginner to Intermediate

Carol DuBosch

Calligraphy Seminar

Spring Term 2016
Lakewood Center, Lake Oswego
Wednesday 1-4 pm, 11 weeks or
Wednesday 6-9 pm, 11 weeks
Non-Credit (register through instructor)
Intermediate to Advanced

Rebecca Read

Lettering Fun

August 8-11, 2016 – 9:00 am – 12 noon
Trail’s End Art Center
Gearhart, Oregon
Ages 8-18 recommended
Contact instructor to register or for more information



Faith Emerson

Calligraphy: Historic & Decorative Styles

Spring Term 2016
Mount Hood Community College
March 28 – June 10, 2016
Fridays 9:00 – 11:50 am, 11 weeks
2 Credits, All levels

Cora Pearl

Bungalow Lettering Workshop

Saturday, May 14, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland
Register with instructor
All levels of experience welcome

Christine Colasurdo

Card-Making: An Exploration of Calligraphic Patterns & Lines

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm, $90
Taborspace, Room 4
5441 SE Belmont, Portland 97215
Register at


Diane Flack

Bookbinding Bench Skills

Spring Term 2016
PCC Sylvania
April 7 – May 26, 2016
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Non-credit-PCC Continuing Education
All levels

MaryEllen Hartman


Spring Term 2016
Saturdays 1:30 – 3:30 pm
April 9 0 May 28, 2016
PCC Sylvania Campus
All levels welcome

Angela Batchelor

Printmaking & Book Arts

Spring Term 2016, PCC Sylvania
Mon & Wed 2 pm-4:50 pm, 3 credits, audit available
March 28 – June 8
All levels welcome



MaryEllen Hartman

Private calligraphy lessons

Private calligraphy & mixed media classes tailored to your needs

Email for specifics.

Cora Pearl 

Uncial & Carolingian Calligraphy All Levels

Spring Term 2016
PCC Sylvania
Friday 9 am-12:50 pm
11 weeks, 2 Credits, Begins April 1
All levels

Cora Pearl

Uncial & Carolingian Calligraphy for Beginners

Spring Term 2016
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland
Thursdays 6-9 pm
8 sessions, Begins April 7th
Register for class with instructor


Cora Pearl

Layout & Design for Calligraphy & Hand Lettering

Spring Term 2016
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland
Tuesdays, 1-4 pm, 10 classes
Classes begin April 5
Special Session on April 1 for new students
Register for class with instructor

Cora Pearl

Private Lessons

Weekly or bi-weekly sessions, 60 minutes
Private workshops, 2-4 hours
Cora Pearl Calligraphy Studio

David Grimes 

Private Lessons in Engrosser’s Script

Thursdays only, 60-minute sessions
Contact to schedule.



Marilyn Zornado

Lettering Arts: Historical Alphabets

Spring Term 2016
March 30 thru June 1, 2016
Wednesday, 6:40 -9:40 pm
Oregon College of Art & Craft
All levels

MaryEllen Hartman

Calligraphy Workshop

Focus on Mixed Media
Sunday, May 15 & 22
1:00 – 5:00 pm (Snacks included)
Collins View Art Center

Kellie Moeller

Brush Calligraphy

Private/Group Lessons
1-2 day workshops in the Seattle area
Contact Kellie Moeller 425-890-6672