The Portland Society of Calligraphy Presents:


A one-day workshop with Sue Greenseth

Saturday, August 17, 2019

9:00 AM – 4:00 pm
Location: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, Room HT 320

Level of Workshop: This workshop is for intermediate students with experience in Italic.

Tuition: $70 members, $100 non-members

Supply Fee: None

Registration: Opens July 1st    (Do not post registrations before this date) 

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Written with a broad-edged pen, Gothicized Italic is a traditional alphabet with surprising elegance. It combines the rich and condensed feel of Blackletter with the flowing quality of Italic. In this one-day class, we will review both lower and upper-case letters, the numerals, a variety of flourishes, ligatures, and the technique of “cornering”. We will talk about how changing the X-height and interlinear spacing can greatly change the look and the feel of a piece.


Sue has always been fascinated by letters. In the 1970s, luck and love intervened when she moved from Central Illinois to Corvallis Oregon, and found herself in the middle a calligraphic renaissance. She was thrilled to have found her niche. Sue’s calligraphy teacher at Oregon State University, Allen Wong, recognized her zeal for letters, and nurtured her talents. She got her BFA in Advertising Design. 

Sue taught Basic Italic at Linn Benton Community College, then worked as a freelance lettering artist in commercial arts. She took time to become a jewelry designer, a Project Manager for a large corporation, and raise a family. She has served on the board of the Portland Society for Calligraphy, and is the current chair for Communications. After years of adventures in career and family, lettering is again Sue’s full-time passion. She loves breathing life into letterforms, and animating words with a pen.  


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