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. Portland Society for Calligraphy is the oldest calligraphy guild in the United States. We were first known as the Western American Branch of the Society for Italic Handwriting. 

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.

Learn more about our membership options and the benefits of joining the Portland Society for Calligraphy. >>



Upcoming Events

June Member Meeting
A Virtual Meeting

Shading Letters with Lee Littlewood
Interested in giving your letters a little extra oomph? Join  Lee Littlewood in this interactive virtual meeting to see how!

Monday, June 08, 2020
7:00 pm
Location: Zoom link TBD

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The Calligraphic Coronavirus Chronicles

Carol DuBosch is “throwing ink” at the  Coronavirus and raising money for a worthy cause. 

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An Online Workshop
with Angelina Cox

Join us as Angelina guides us into the world of Modern Versals. 

Saturday, July 11, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Zoom Online
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PSC Calendar

June 8 – PSC Member meeting “Simple shading for your letters” with Lee Littlewood 
July 11 – Angelina Cox Modern Versals
October 17 – All Oregon Calligraphers Conference