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.

Gemma Black

Register for Versals Workshop!

Gemma Black from Tasmania is leading a week-long exploration


About the Washington Calligraphers Guild
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area

Freelance calligraphers ~
Hire a lettering artist
Graceful Envelope Contest
~ 2016 winners!
History of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design

Links to websites of interest
Meetings ~
Next meeting in the fall
Membership information ~ How to join
Scholarships ~
The Zapf Education Fund
Scripsit ~ WCG's journal

Sally Penley

Winners announced in 2016 Graceful Envelope Contest

Sally Penley's Graceful Envelope (left)
was named Best in Show
in the 2016 Graceful Envelope Contest.

View winning entries in all categories



THE POINTED PEN is the focus of the latest Scripsit, featuring the work of Pat Blair, Lee Ann Clark, Harvest Crittenden, James Fazz Farrell, Maximiliano Sproviero, Tamara Stoneburner and Rachel Yallop, as well as a gallery of art by other noted pointed pen calligraphers.
How to order



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

Last updated on June 24, 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.
Lorraine Swerdloff, website administrator