Join Us at our Next Meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017

January Program

January's lettering program will focus on Blackletter - that bold, beautiful script that often decorated our books of fairytales or led us breathless into the stories of Edgar Allan Poe.


We will explore its history, look at examples for insipiration, and have some time to practice together. If time allows, we may view portions of Reggie Ezell's Blackletter DVD. All levels of experience will find something to tackle in this practice.



Please bring a few favorite words or short quotes, ink, dinky dip or other container, and a pen staff with a Speedball C2 nib or the equivalent size in a Parallel Pen or marker. Practice paper and line guide will be supplied.

We meet September through May on the second Thursday of the month. All monthly meetings are held at the Faith Lutheran Church, 6600 Woodrow Avenue, Austin, Texas, from 7:00-7:30 for a brief social time. Meeting is 7:30ish - 9:30ish pm. Take the elevator and follow the signs. See our "News" page for the latest!

Welcome to Capital City Scribes!

CCS celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013.

Capital City Scribes (CCS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing in the appreciation of, and providing education in the art of calligraphy. Fostering both community and personal growth through the art of beautiful writing, CCS is open to all who believe in its purpose. 


Capital City Scribes started out as a search for a bottle of ink. Thelma Matthews carried ink at the University of Texas CO-Op East Book Store and in October of 1982, Thelma invited all the calligraphers she knew to attend an informal gathering at the bookstore. It was at that meeting and three follow-up meetings that Paula Webb, Thelma, Jeff Jeffreys, Nicholas Yeager and others began formulating the guild's purpose. The guild was established on January 11, 1983.


Thank you for your interest in CCS!