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

December Member Meeting

Monday, December 14, 2020

My Unlikely Path to Tattooing

Join us for an interesting and alternative discussion about James Milner and his career in the tattooing arts.

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An Online Workshop with Carol DuBosch

Join as Carol DuBosch presents: Tune-Up Your Italic
Refresh and revive the shapes, the slope and the other details the Italic script entails. 

Saturday, January 9,  2021

Two class sessions will be 10 am – Noon and then from 1 pm – 3 pm. 

REGISTRATION: Online registration opens at 9:00 am on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

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PSC Calendar

December 1 — Registration opens for Carol DuBosch’s Tune-Up Your Italicworkshop
December 14 — PSC Monthly Member Meeting
January 9, 2021 — Carol DuBosch’s workshop, Tune-Up Your Italic
January 11, 2021 — PSC Monthly Member Meeting