The Portland Society Of Calligraphy Presents:


Weekend workshop with Sherrie Lovler

Saturday and Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: TBD

Level of Workshop: All levels

Tuition: $160

Supply Fee: $15 $15 for (Includes Bamboo brushes, pens the instructor will make, gold leaf, etc.

Registration: Opens August 1, 2019 (Do not post registrations before this date)

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The marks we make doing calligraphy can be strong, fluid, sensuous, and downright yummy. Each lettering style has a distinct personality that creates a unique mood. In this class, we will explore the different traits and general structures of pointed brush lettering, Roman capitals and Neuland, to gather the essence of each style to develop abstract paintings based on calligraphic form.

We will not actually be creating letters, but use the shapes as our guides and inspiration. Working with various tools, gestures, our senses, and intuition, we will discover the marks that spontaneously arise within us in relation to each lettering style. We will then use these marks to make complete works of art and a book that each participant will make.

Lessons on the elements and principles of design will be woven into the fabric of this workshop; so even those with no formal art-training can learn this process of using familiar letter styles as a portal into the exciting world of artistic expression.


Sherrie Lovler learned calligraphy in high school and has continued studying and advancing her art since then. Her two most important teachers have been Hermann Zapf, who taught her about precision, and Dick Beasley, who taught her about freedom.  She has a BA in Studio Art and has been teaching for over 30 years, including accredited classes at Northern Arizona University, International Calligraphy Conferences, Ghost Ranch, La Romita School of Art in Italy, and Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Her work has been published in The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering, Letter Arts Review Annual Juried issues, Bound and Lettered, and many other books and journals. Her abstract paintings have been shown in solo exhibitions and many juried and group shows. Her newest book, On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems and Calligraphy, won a Gold Award for Most Outstanding Book Design of the Year for 2016 from Independent Publishers IPPY Awards. Her work can be seen at


Want to know more about a workshop or have one to suggest?

Contact us at:
Ingrid Slezak, Workshop Chairperson

PSC Workshops
1934 NE Hancock Street
Portland, OR 97212