Join Us at our Next Meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019

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.


The September program will be All About the Pilot Parallel Pen! If you've never used this versatile tool, it'll change your life! We'll have hands-on demonstrations (round robin style) that will include ink mixing techniques, learning what inks are suitable (and which to avoid), trying out "altered" pens, looking at various broad edge exemplars that are particularly well suited for the Parallel Pen, learning the best ways to clean and care for your Parallel Pen, and more. 

The program will be presented by Martha Cole, Suzi Ickles, Kim Lamberth, and Jean Vestal.
Supplies to bring: Parallel Pens (any width)...if you have them. There will be some to borrow and a limited supply of new-in-box pens for those who'd like to purchase. 
You can also purchase Parallel Pens locally from Kinokuniya, Asel Art, or the UT Co-Op Art Store... or online from Amazon, John Neal Books, and Paper & Ink Arts. 

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

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!