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.
[Right: Julian Waters]

Julian Waters

Calligraphy classes in the Washington area. Learn the elegant italic hand, formal Copperplate script, and much more. Learn how to letter! Ignite your creative potential!


About the Washington Calligraphers Guild
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area
Freelance calligraphers ~
Hire a lettering artist
Graceful Envelope Contest
~ 2017 Winners!
History of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design

Links to websites of interest
~ October 12
Membership information ~ How to join or renew
Scholarships ~ The Zapf Education Fund
Scripsit ~ WCG's journal
Workshops ~ Register for Fall workshops

Debra Brown

Christy Robb Best in Show
Christy Robb's Graceful Envelope was named Best in Show in the 2017
Graceful Envelope Contest

View winning entries
in all categories

The 2018 Graceful Envelope Contest has lost its partner and may not take place



Editor Michael Clark continues his focus on The Pointed Pen from his 2015 issue. This new volume features artists Mike Kesceg, Heather Victoria Held, Keith Morris, Don Marsh, Hoffmann Angelic Design and a gallery of other talented calligraphers.
How to obtain a copy




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

Last updated
October 10, 2017
by the Washington Calligraphers Guild
P.O. Box 3688, Merrifield, VA 22116

WCG logo at top and "Calligraphy" above by Sheila Waters."Not By Bread Alone" by Julian Waters. Ornament below menu by Debra Brown. 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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