WCG logo by Sheila WatersFounded in 1976, the Washington Calligraphers Guild is a nonprofit organization of 550 U.S. and international lettering artists of all skill levels, from professional scribes to enthusiastic beginners and non-calligraphers who appreciate the lettering and book arts.

Stephen Rapp
Art by Stephen Rapp, who will discuss his work at our April 7 meeting


About the Washington Calligraphers Guild
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area

Freelance calligraphers ~ Hire a lettering artist
Graceful Envelope Contest
History of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design
Links to websites of interest
~ Next meeting April 7
Membership information
~ How to join
~ Perpetual calendars, decals and clocks REDUCED!

Scripsit ~
New issue edited/designed by Michael Clark
~ 2014 workshop schedule

Registration open for
2014 Workshops!


Artwork by Sheila Waters for her series of articles in Letter Arts Review magazineThe word calligraphy comes from the Greek kalli meaning beautiful and graphia referring to writing, and calligraphers today still emulate the elegant letterforms of scribes throughout the centuries. Even in an age of computer-generated type, this ancient craft is flourishing, but it is also evolving. Calligraphy is now a respected visual art, the creative expression of the written word.


The latest issue of the WCG journal Scripsit showcases the calligraphy of Marsha & Larry Brady and Hallmark's James Fedor as well as international talent Sergey Shapiro, Patrick Leung, Marina Marjina and Rachel Yallop. How to order


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Last updated on April 2, 2014 by the Washington Calligraphers Guild
P.O. Box 3688, Merrifield, VA 22116

WCG logo at top and "Calligraphy" above by Sheila Waters. The "abcxyz" artwork displayed along the left side of every page of this website is © Charlie Hughes.

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