Join Us at our Next Meeting on Thursday, April 11, 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.


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.


April Program - Graphite Tips and Techniques for Calligraphers

Join CCS in April as we discuss using graphite as both a medium and layout tool for calligraphic works. The program will focus on different types of graphite; different ways of working with, and creating stand alone pieces with graphite; and using graphite as a layout tool when working on traditional calligraphy pieces. The piece featured above, "Lemon Tree", was created with sumi ink and watercolor however the layout process was done in graphite first, and then transferred to suitable paper for use with a calligraphy nib. (Artwork by Holly Zeiner.)


If you have graphite/art pencils in any range between 9H and 8B, please bring some to work with along with paper for note taking. Program presented by Holly Zeiner.

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!