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May Member Meeting!

When: Monday, May 8th @7pm
Where: Trinity Church

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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!

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written letters

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
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!

The annual International Lettering Arts Conference will be June 24 – July 1, 2017 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Registration begins July 1, 2016. Details on the conference website


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Mastering Sketching For Journaling with Janet Takahashi

The Portland Society for Calligraphy Presents:

Mastering Sketching For Journaling

A Workshop with Janet Takahashi

May 20 & 21, 2017 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
at Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, Room TBA

Tuition: $135 for members, $165 for non-members

Registration opens May 1st, 2017
(Do not postmark registrations before this date)

Registration Form

Supply List

About This Workshop

Experience the joy of sketching.

Prepare for a journey to explore all the varieties of sketching techniques in a workbook.

There are many ways to sketch and many different kinds of sketching. You will achieve an understanding of which technique to use in the time available during your sketching opportunities. The principles of page composition and integrating lettering elements within your pages will be explored. Come and find your personal drawing style and get ready to draw to your heart’s content. Open to all levels.

About The Instructor

JANET TAKAHASHI is a free-lance artist with a “love of letters,” specializing in calligraphy, illustration, and gilding. With a deep appreciation for nature and science, she paints in the field, working “en plein air” capturing the scenery before her. Nature’s showcase is her teacher and inspiration. She is an avid journal-keeper and savors life’s details with a sketch a day. Janet is a commercial illustrator and designer. Her work is widely published and is the author of Artful Journals and illustrator for the Speedball Textbook 24th Centennial Edition. Janet travels extensively teaching sketchbook journaling and calligraphy, appears frequently on PBS’ Make It Artsy tv and teaches most recently as artist-in-residence at Yosemite National Park.