Annual PSC Calligraphy Retreat

(also known as the Menucha Retreat)
Sponsored by the Portland Society for Calligraphy

In November 2023 we had a wonderful three day retreat. It was held at Menucha where we have had successful retreats for 54 years. We want to try for 55, but they only have one opening available this year, Memorial Day weekend, May 24th- May 27th. This trip will be 3 days only, with arrival on Friday, May 24th, and departure on Monday, May 27th.

The cost is $490 for a shared room and three meals daily.

Three 50% scholarships are available. Click on the link to the right for more information about scholarships and the scholarship application form.

In order to keep the May 24th- May 27th dates and have the 55th retreat at Menucha,  we need to have 20 people register and pay a 50% deposit ($245) before Feb. 15th. We need you to register online as soon as possible if you want to attend. Click on the button to the right to register. If we do not get enough people to register by the 15th, we will refund your deposit in full.

We look forward to seeing you at Menucha!

The PSC Calligraphy Retreat has a long tradition of 54 years. It was started by Jaki Svaren for her PCC students in 1969, and later that year PSC was incorporated. PSC eventually sponsored the calligraphy retreat but there have been other versions of it too. (See article on Menucha in PSC 50th Anniversary Book, pg. 18). It has been held at Menucha Retreat Center in the Columbia Gorge every year since, with the exception of Covid.

Arrive on Friday afternoon (4 p.m. or later) to set up your workspace and enjoy time meeting and greeting friends, old and new. Fellowship, sharing, and whimsy are in plentiful supply.

You can work uninterrupted for a whole weekend on a book, a class project, an alphabet you never mastered, or try out new ideas shared by fellow calligraphers. There is lots of sharing! There is no agenda or workshop pressure, just some designated meditative quiet periods to work, and lots of time to create and renew.

We invite you to come and enjoy this relaxing and stimulating weekend that has been so special to PSC for fifty years. New participants are most welcome, and we encourage you to join us for this amazing weekend of sharing with fellow calligraphers.

  • Rest, relax and be revived
  • Play guilt-free to your heart’s content
  • Sharing with like-minded artists
  • Enjoy two hours of quiet time each day (One hour in the am, and one in the pm)
  • Enjoy nine delectable meals, made from scratch
  • Start new projects or finish old ones