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.

Play and share at our September meeting

September 116:30 pm
Come visit with friends, enjoy some hands-on activities, and see what everyone has been up to through the summer!

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Joining the society

Becoming a member of your local calligraphy guild is a great way to find friends, mentors, and professional contacts. Our guild contains some of the area’s most notable and accomplished scribes, as well as a number of newcomers looking to dip their pen for the first time. 

We encourage you and your friends to come and visit us during one of our regular monthly meetings (September-June), and see what all the fuss is about. When you arrive, make sure to tell someone it’s your first time visiting and we’ll be sure to make you feel right at home.

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Upcoming Events

Next Member Meeting is September 11

The Portland Society for Calligraphy takes a break from monthly meetings during the summer months of July and August. 

Our next member meeting will be September 11, at 6:30pm. Come visit with friends and see what everyone has been up to through the summer!

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Letterfest 2017

Welcoming all calligraphers and lettering artists to a day of lettering, whimsy and play hosted by the Portland Society for Calligraphy.

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Upcoming Workshop

PSC Presents, September 9th and 10th, 2017: Renowned calligrapher Barbara Close in her captivating workshop: Think It – Paint It – Write it.

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To make sure that you’re up-to-date on all of the organizations events and meetings, please consider subscribing to our guild calendar. Never miss a meeting again with reminders and notifications straight to your phone or device!