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2013 Marks our 30th Anniversary! We
are having an exhibit at the Hampton Branch Library at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road, Austin,78749 for the months of November & December 2013, and then to the Round Rock Area Arts Center, 231 East Main Street, RoundRock, Texas 78664, on January 31, 2014. CCS will be hosting a demonstration day at the Hampton Branch Library on Saturday, December 7. The exhibit will conclude at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church (UMC) Gallery during February 2014. Northwest Hills UMC is located at 7050 Village Center Drive, Austin, Texas 78731. ______________________________________________ Ready about CCS HISTORY here by Phoebe Allen
Thursday (always second Thursday unles otherwise noted)
December 12th 2013
The Business of Calligraphy Panel
Scribes for Sale: Business Opportunities
Growing into an accomplished
calligrapher opens up a myriad of opportunities to earn an income from those
skills, from designing invitations and addressing envelopes for weddings, bar
mitzvahs, and other occasions to creating and selling your own fine art pieces;
from inscribing books to designing book jackets for publishers; from creating
monograms for bridal couples to designing business logos for start-up
companies; from filling in diplomas and certificates to creating them from
scratch, with all the embellished bells and whistles. In addition, the demand
for private and group calligraphy instructors continues to outpace supply.
Have you ever thought about how you could parlay your
lettering skills into a successful small business? Are you curious how your
fellow guild members who do earn income from their calligraphy got started? How
they manage to juggle home and family life with steady clients?
How they handle pricing, taxes, and the inevitable troublesome client? Then
please join us for our December 12th meeting where a panel of your
colleagues—each representing a different arena for marketing one’s lettering
and art skills—will share their experiences and, most importantly, answer your
Faith Lutheran Church
6600 Woodrow Ave .. Austin 2nd level... take elevator follow signs
is welcome... Can't wait to see you! For all programs for
the year, please see list and dates below.... all info is correct
unless otherwise noted on site or other email/publication.
2013-2014 Programs Team Members are responsible to arrive early and stay late... in addition to share in the responsibility
of bringing refreshments for the general guild meeting once per year.
Average attending is 40. Please plan for this. You can make a
theme, but simple plates and napkins will be provided for by the guild.
An Ice machine is on the premises as well as a small sink in the
room. Trash needs to be removed at night and placed in dumpster
on site! Thank you!
September12 Decorative Elements of Flourishing Trish T. Team Members: Charles, Trish, Melissa, Elvia and Leslie
October 10 Writing in Circles, Spirals and Shapes (Sandy, Anita & Pat P.) Team Members: Nancy D., Nancy S., Monica, Kathy G.
November 14 Romans Sharon Z. Team Members: Sandi T., Martha C., Maeve, Abbey, Aimee
December 12 The Business side of Calligraphy (Panel--Various Members) Team Members: Jennifer S., LaBerta, Lori R., Emili K.
January 9 Lettering for Maps (Historical and Contemporary) Patrick L. Team Members: Melissa T, Carol M, Karen O., Amy L., Cindy H.
February 13 Gothicized Italic Paula W. Team Memers: Pam , Brian, Sandy, Elena, Anita
March13 Black Letter Kate VD Team Members: Francis, Karon W., Jeff R., Liz, Elena
April 10 Reggie Students Round Robin (Various members) Team Members: Holly, Kate, Gabi, Jean, Barbara
May 8 Foundations of Ornament Brian M. Team Members: Juanda Dee, Sue
Second Thursday of each month September through May
out for some socialization, to meet
other "like-minded" folks who appreciate lettering and see some great
works of HAND LETTERED art! If you are working on something
just finished your "masterpiece" and wish to share it with the group,
bring it along and put it on the sharing table for all to see!
Calligraphy Guild, Capital
City Scribes, 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
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 & others began formulating the
purpose. The guild was established on January 11, 1983, with
twenty-nine in attendance, at the Hancock Recreation Center.
Calligraphers acquainted themselves with each other, then elected a
president and five other Executive Board members. Anne Boykin's design,
which combined a quill and a bottle shaped as the capitol dome, was
selected as the guild's logo. By the end of the first year, when
officers were elected for the next year, the guild had become a
well-established group of letter-lovers. For a more detailed history
email us and we will furnish you with more information. Thank you for
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you are looking for a calligrapher to create a special project, address
your wedding invitations, make books or fill in certificates, here is a
complete list of our working calligraphers and what they can do for
you. Many have a multitude of other skills which you can
with them. If you would rather have a "mass" request sent
all of them, please be sure to make that known when sending your request to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Odom: 512.282.1784
--33 years of experience in wedding invitations/envelopes,
place cards, seating cards, menus, name tags, bridal books, fill-in
certificates, resolutions with watercolor and gold, one-of-a-kind
Gothic/Old English, Uncial. email@example.com
Juanda Bergquist: 512.656.1593 - Basic Classes
Available for Beginners and Brides, Budget Sensitive Pricing: Wedding
Announcements (Formal, Friendly or Funky Scripts), Party Invitations (Birthday,
Quinceañera, Club, Other), Specialty Cards (Birthday, Thank You, Greeting,
Other), Certificates (Name Only & Custom), Food Menus (Catering /
Restaurant) Keepsakes and Family Trees, Bible Inscriptions and Favorite
Scripture Gifts. firstname.lastname@example.org://cosmopolitancalligraphy.com/
Charles Combs...email to come... Copperplate, envelopes poems
envelopes, invitations (many styles of calligraphy), special projects,
and creates guest books, journals and photo albums. Commercial
logo designs. email@example.com www.lizhamel.com
Gothic, Italic, Spencerian, Copperplate,
and other lettering styles with or without illumination and
illustrations. Envelopes, menus, invitations, vows, poems, quotations,
custom work. http://HaleysHandmades.com
located in the Hill Country
Dee Day 512.577.3339
Fine art paintings with lettering (on canvas...300lb. Hot Pressed
Paper....using mostly Roman Versals....Copperplate...Spencerian
Teach Script. firstname.lastname@example.org
(broad & pointed pen/brush) various
certificates, custom pieces, logos, etc. email@example.com
Zeugin 512.428.9560All styles of
calligraphy, instruction (upon availability), weddings, special pieces, poems, etc. firstname.lastname@example.org