Join Us at our Next Meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2016

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!

 

Join us in October for our program on Uncial. Uncial is an ancient letterform used all over Europe to write manuscript texts for some 700 years and as headings or versals for another 700. Calligraphers and graphic designers are still being inspired by these beautiful letters.

Kate Van Dyke will demonstrate how to write the letters and present an overview of using them in a traditional or modern layout. Go to our Meetings page to see photos of various calligrapher's work depicting Uncial.

Bring ink and a C-2 nib or a 2.4-mm parallel pen to the meeting (extra if you have them, to share) and follow along with the demo.

 

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!