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.

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.

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

December Member Meeting

Please join us on December 11th for our last PSC gathering in 2017. We will be honoring our current board and also welcoming the new board as they lead us into 2018. We have some special Christmas treats (food and otherwise!) planned, including trying out Fine Tech inks, getting help with your Instagram account (so bring your phones!), and a project of making our own pen holders to keep and give away.

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Menucha Retreat

Menucha is a magical place where you spend a weekend inspired by creative energy and kindred spirits. 

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Upcoming Workshop

PSC Presents, February 2nd-4th, 2018: Renowned calligrapher Gemma Black in her captivating workshop: The Wonders of Versals & Compound Letterforms.

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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!