Join Us at our Next Meeting on Thursday, February 8, 2018

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.

Our February meeting will focus on Spencerian Script with the guild's own, Dee Day. You don't want to miss this!


Spencerian Script: Historical and Elegant

by dee day


My desire is to share the knowledge I have gained with thirty years of lettering experience with the pointed pen.  Even though I began with Copperplate, I have grown to love the historical look of Spencerian. Unlike Copperplate, it is a running hand with very few pen lifts. This makes it perfect for so many occasions where a note or card needs to written. It also looks great written with a pencil or a pen.


The CCS meeting affords me the opportunity to share the following:


Characteristics of Spencerian Script

Key practice tips

Surfaces, papers, and presentation of finished work

Springboard for expressive and gestural writing


I am truly looking forward to sharing the passion I have for this hand. 


There will be an opportunity for you to write a few letters. We will be using pencil (.05 mechanical) or small sharpener and #2 pencil, or 4H. You will also need a sandpaper block for sharpening your pencil to a very fine point. I will bring paper.


See you soon!


dee day


Welcome to Capital City Scribes!

CCS celebrates 35 years in 2018!

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!