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 Avenue, Austin, Texas, from 7:00 - 9:30ish pm. Take the elevator and follow the signs.


Join us in March for:


Five+ Faux (& Fast) Gold Bling 


For our March program Suzi Ickles of Waco will be presenting some ideas to add the ever popular "gold" to various pieces without the cost and time of real 23k gold leaf. Sometimes we just want something quick and easy to add a bit of bling to finish off a project. Suzi will show some completed pieces and explain how they were created, then do a demo of the technique, and best of all, offer attendees the opportunity to try it out for themselves. You will take home a sample of the ideas presented. Please bring a nib (pointed or broad) for writing with the inks. All other supplies will be provided. Suzi will provide the paper for practice. 


At the end of the program several of the items will be given away; you could be the lucky winner of golden goodies such as gold ink, Finetec gold, or even a hot foil pen. Don't want to miss this one! 


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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!