Join Us at our Next Meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018

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, from 7:00-7:30 for a brief social time. Meeting is 7:30ish - 9:30ish pm. Take the elevator and follow the signs.


Join us in January for an introduction to Watercolor! Many modern calligraphers are incorporating watercolor in their lettering or designs to complement their lettering. Elena Knapp and Holly Zeiner will give you some basic information about watercolor, what types of watercolor paint is available, brushes, etc. You will learn to do basic watercolor floral strokes and a few simple techniques of painting flowers. Members will also paint a nice and easy little wreath that would be great on a card or envelope.


Please bring your favorite round brushes and watercolors that you already have. You will also need a container for water, pencil, paper for taking notes, a few watercolor cards or watercolor paper cut to 5 x 7 size (or any size you prefer), several cotton envelopes (optional), and gel pens. Please bring extra to share if possible. 


Bring your Treewhispers exhibit art to the meeting to turn in!!!!!!!!!!! 2018 dues are due in January so don't forget your checkbook.

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!