Join Us at our Next Meeting on Thursday, February 13, 2020

Membership Dues Are DUE

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. Take the elevator and follow the signs.


We have a social time from 6:30-7:00, aa short business meeting at 7:00, with the program topic immediately following. Program topic lasts approximately one hour.

February 2020 Topic

All That Glitters . . .


Nothing adds “bling” to calligraphy like gold, whether that be actual 22kt gold leaf (still brilliant in Medieval manuscripts); lettering itself in gold-colored inks, gouaches, and watercolor, especially on dark-colored papers; or highlighting backgrounds with golden washes, powders, and [hot]foil. Join us for February’s program: a 3-table, hands-on round robin with Wei-Li H., Jean V., and Teri G. as they demonstrate some techniques, products, and clever shortcuts for adding some shimmering gold to your lettering and art. Supplies will be provided at each table station so participants can experiment for themselves. Whether real or faux, a touch of gold delivers a touch of Wow!

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!