Join Us at our Next Meeting on Thursday, January 9, 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 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.

January 2020 Topic

For our January program, Gabi Glass will take you on a calligrapher’s journey across Europe. Her presentation will include photos from Brugge, a medieval town in Belgium that is considered a calligrapher's mecca, as well as other spots where she saw some amazing examples of lettering, including Prague, Rome, Amsterdam and Berlin.


She'll then show us an embossing technique inspired by her trip, and we'll all get to emboss our own initial to take home. 


Supplies to bring (if you have them): an embossing tool, or any sort of tool with a blunt, rounded end (small crochet hook or a knitting needle, end of a watercolor brush, mechanical pencil, wooden skewers), portable light box, removable tape, card stock paper, x-acto knife.

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!