Join Us at our Next Meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Additional church activities will be ongoing during Holy Thursday. Parking may be at a premium so come a few minutes early.

Fun with Modern Calligraphy at our April Meeting


Join us for our April program as three of our guild members demonstrate different variations and their style of Modern Calligraphy. See what they say...


From Linda: "Because I use art and writing most often to interpret my inner world, my calligraphy is emotive and organic, and is often paired with some kind of illustration. I believe we are all students and teachers, which is one of the things I find so valuable about being a part of the Capital City Scribes."


From Sandy: "I've been doing Copperplate calligraphy, as well as many other hands, for 40 years.  The last couple of years I've had many requests for a more modern hand and decided that rather copying what other people were doing, I would develop my own style.  I wanted it to be the Sandy O. hand and not what everyone else is doing.  After doing it on a large wedding job my style was born and it became very comfortable.  I've done many wedding jobs since."


From Angela: Angela S. is a freelance lettering artist and calligrapher, represented by the agency Snyder New York. Her lettering has appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Cooking Light, and The Ritz Carlton Magazine. Her work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club and Communication Arts.

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.


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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!