Join Us at our Next Meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2016
September’s program will introduce the upcoming year of letters, as we look at and discuss the six hands we will be reviewing throughout the guild’s meeting year. Please join us for a slide show presentation on Uncial, Foundational, Blackletter, Italic, Copperplate, and Modern Script. We will explore examples of each hand and the history of the hands, and we will have an open discussion. Let’s talk letters!
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. See our "News" page for the latest!
Welcome to Capital City Scribes!
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!