The Portland Society Of Calligraphy Presents:

Love & Joy About Ben Shahn Letters

A workshop with Carol Dubosch


Ben Shahn was a Lithuanian-born American artist. He is best known for his works of social realism, his left-wing political views, and his series of lectures published as The Shape of Content. His artwork is showcased in the classic Love & Joy About Letters

Shahn used lettering throughout his artwork, in broadsides, posters and books. His lettering is quirky and lively, very much the product of a hand and not a machine. The script is easily learned and can be adapted and customized as needed for various applications. Writing the Ben Shahn Script is an adventure in lettering as well as designing. The informal, fresh look of the script is perfect for cards, envelopes, and flyers.

The 1-day class will cover the 26 capital letters of Ben Shahn Script and color blending.


Carol DuBosch has been a calligrapher since she was introduced to nibs & ink in 1959 as a high school art student. Carol teaches college-level and private classes in Portland and workshops throughout the U.S. and overseas. Carol directed three International Calligraphy Conferences in Portland, bringing more than 500 scribes together for a week of study & sharing. She is interested in every aspect of the field of calligraphy, from formal invitations to writing on walls, and is a life-long learner looking forward to the next new thing.

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus, Room CT 113
Level of Workshop: All levels
Tuition: $70 (members) and $100 (non-members) which provides membership through 2020.

Supply Fee $2 (covers printed material, and shared use of colored inks)

Supply List

Registration: Opens December 2, 2019 (Do not post registrations before this date)

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Ingrid Slezak, Workshop Chairperson

PSC Workshops
1934 NE Hancock Street
Portland, OR 97212