Join Us at our Next Meeting

We meet September through May on the second Thursday of the month. All monthly meetings are held at the Faith Lutheran Church, 6600 Woodrow Ave., Austin, Texas, from 7:00-9:30ish pm. Take the elevator and follow the signs.


Join us for our February guild meeting! Freshness, vitality, energy and confidence are qualities which we strive for in our writing. However, typical practice approaches don't teach us how to cultivate the freedom we seek.


Where do we begin? What do we do? How do we do it? This "hands on" program is designed to give participants ideas for a new way of working, including specific exercises for creating personal gestural calligraphy. Please bring a pencil sharpener, a pad (only if you have one) of drawing paper.


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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!