WCG logo by Sheila Waters
Founded in 1976, the Washington Calligraphers Guild is a nonprofit organization of more than 500 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.   

New Scripsit on Brush Lettering



About the Washington Calligraphers Guild
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area
Exhibits ~ 40th Anniversary Exhibit, June 16-July 29
Freelance calligraphers ~ Hire a lettering artist
Graceful Envelope Contest ~ 2018 Call for Entries!
History of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design
Links to websites of interest
Meetings ~ April 7 - Movie Night - "Loving Vincent"
Membership information ~ How to join or renew
Meet Our Members ~ Interview with Mohamed Zakariya
Scholarships ~ The Zapf Education Fund
Scripsit ~ WCG's journal
Workshops ~ 2018 Workshop Bulletin now available!

Christy Robb Best in Show

Call for Entries -

2018 Graceful Envelope Contest!

Theme: Whatever the Weather
Deadline is March 26; no entry fee


Christy Robb's Graceful Envelope was named Best in Show in the 2017 Graceful Envelope Contest. Theme: Pushing the Envelope.
View winning entries
in all categories


Register for 2018 Workshops

Check out the new listings on our Workshops page



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

Last updated March 17, 2018 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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