Calligraphy Workshops

The Portland Society for Calligraphy hosts workshops on a variety of calligraphic styles throughout the year, and all are welcome to attend. We reserve priority registration for our members, so apply today in order to secure a seat in the class of your choosing!

Upcoming workshops

Workshop policy

 Scholarship application

Scholarship Policy


All members in good standing receive registration priority for all PSC workshops. To make sure you’re able to secure a seat in the workshop of your choice, become a member here!

April 28th – 29th with Peter Thornton

This workshop will begin with a gentle review of colour and tonal exercises in both ‘harmony’ and ‘contrast’ that are an integral part of Adolf Bernd’s letters.

April 27th or April 30th with Peter Thornton

This one-day workshop on traditional gilding will be a practical class focusing on the essential skills required and the simple tools used in this often-thought difficult area of our craft. 

June 2nd and June 3rd, 2018 with Carol Dubosch 

This exciting adventure begins by making your own folded pens from thin brass and then moves to learning a very distinctive modern script. The pens are simple to make and promote expressive writing from the first marks on the page. Folded-pen script,

Our Talented Member Teachers

Many of our incredible members teach calligraphy classes and private lessons in and around the Portland Area. Below, you can view some of their offerings and feel free to reach out to them directly to book lessons or attend classes. All interactions and arrangements with the following individuals are between the two parties involved, and PSC does not act as a liaison for arranging or scheduling such lessons.

See a list of local classes taught by PSC members >>

Christine Colasurdo

Angelina Cox

Penelope Culbertson

Carol DuBosch

David Grimes

Holly Monroe

Cora Pearl

Rebecca Read