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.

Learn Calligraphy!

Gretchen Elson will teach a two-part Beginning Calligraphy class on Saturday, September 26 and October 17, at Vienna Arts Society, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Read about this and WCG's other Fall workshops


About the Washington Calligraphers Guild
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area

Freelance calligraphers ~ Hire a lettering artist
Graceful Envelope Contest ~ View winning entries
History of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design
Links to websites of interest
Meetings ~ Next meeting in the Fall
Membership information ~ How to join
~ The Zapf Scholarship Fund
Scripsit ~ WCG's journal
Workshops ~ Register for Fall 2015 session

Words for the Journey
Exhibit Dates: February 10 - March 26, 2016
Washington National Cathedral, 7th floor Gallery

Entries due by Dec. 15. 2015

Artwork by Sheila Waters for her series of articles in Letter Arts Review magazine


Graceful Envelope Scripsit

The Fall 2014 Scripsit, devoted to the Graceful Envelope Contest, features color reproductions of 141 selected winning envelopes from 2009 through 2014.
> How to order
> List of artists in this issue

View the 2015 Graceful Envelope Contest winners


E-mail the Guild


Last updated on September 27, 2015 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 by Charlie Hughes and © Washington Calligraphers Guild. Website: Lorraine Swerdloff