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.

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Register for Spring Workshops!

Download the Workshops Bulletin to see the full schedule of creative classes


About the Washington Calligraphers Guild
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area
Exhibits ~
Feb.10-Mar.26, Washington National Cathedral
Freelance calligraphers ~
Hire a lettering artist
Graceful Envelope Contest ~
2016 Call for Entries
History of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design

Links to websites of interest
Meetings ~

Membership information ~
How to join
Scholarships ~
The Zapf Education Fund
Scripsit ~ WCG's journal

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

Join us for the opening reception of the "Words for the Journey" exhibit!
Sunday, February 14, 3-5 pm


Grants for WCG members to study calligraphy:Application deadline for the 2016 Zapf Education Fund awards is February 26

Graceful Envelope Contest Call for Entries!
2016 Theme:


Artwork by Sheila Waters for her series of articles in Letter Arts Review magazineE-mail the Guild

Last updated on February 11, 2016 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.
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