Join Us at our Next Meeting on Thursday, January 10, 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.


NEW TIMES!!! 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.


Join us for our January meeting with long time calligrapher and member Cindy Adams. Adams will present a program entitled, "The Journey From Roman Caps to Ruling Pen" and take us on a journey of how she found calligraphy and what she did after. Adams will also have a number of her favorite tools for people to look at and possibly try out. Bring pencil and paper for notes and your curiosity! Be sure and bring your checkbook for dues and workshop sign ups. Dues are due by January 31, 2019.


More on Cindy Adams:

I was a Fine Arts major at the University of Texas and after graduating and getting our of school, I realized that my new best friend was a better painter than I would ever be, so I started looking for Alternative creative things to do. Having seen a Calligraphy flyer in Maine one summer, I decided to take a two hour, six week course Calligraphy course at Laguna Gloria. I loved it, so after that, I called the woman from the Maine flyer, and signed up for a two week course in Gaithersburg, MD...I had no idea what was to come.

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!