Join Us at our Next Meeting on Thursday, April 9, 2017

Fun with Copperplate Script at our March Meeting


Join us for our March program as Teri G. will lead us into the delights of formal Copperplate script. Copperplate, also known as English round hand, is the original pointed-pen hand from which American Spencerian and today’s quite popular “modern pointed pen” calligraphy evolved. Whether plain or exuberantly flourished, it is unmistakable in both its sleekness and showiness.


For those of you who have pointed pen nibs and holders, please bring them with you to the March meeting (along with your favorite writing fluid). Plenty of good bond paper – both plain and with guide rules – will be provided for hands-on lettering as we highlight the main attributes of the Copperplate alphabet, as well as a flourish or two (or more . . . ). 

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!