Welcome to Escribiente

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, and we welcome guests and members of the public who have an interest in learning more abut the fine art of beautiful writing. Please see our Meetings page for full details and directions.

Next Meeting

Meet and mingle with local Escribiente calligraphers at our free monthly meetings. Guests welcome, so just drop by! We meet the second Wednesday of most months at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center in Albuquerque (southwest corner of Elizabeth and Southern).

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30pm

Anne Englehardt from CraftFantastic.com demonstrates jewelry making.

With a kit from Craft Fantastic, you can turn your calligraphy into beautiful pendents – perfect for gifts over the holidays!


New Mexico State Fair 2014

The New Mexico State Fair is held at Expo New Mexico
September 10–21, 2014

NM State Fair album montage

View Flickr slideshow of the Calligraphy exhibit at the recent New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building at NM Expo, Albuquerque.


Upcoming Escribiente Workshops

Pointed Pen Weekend with Bill Kemp

Flourishing, brushing up your skills & techniques on the first morning, then to Weaver Writing in Saturday afternoon. Sunday will be spent practicing Pointed Pen Uncial. BEGINNERS WELCOME!

Introduction to the Pointed Pen

Saturday, October 25, 2014

More info on our Workshops page.

Pointed Pen Uncial

Sunday, October 26, 2014

More info on our Workshops page.

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  • Amy Jones: Lettering as Texture Workshop Review
  • Louis Grunewald: Good Hues Workshop Review
  • Rodger Mayeda – Pen Holders and more
  • A New Mexican Calligrapher in NY – by Margie Disque
  • The Color Red through the Years – by Margie Disque
  • In Memory of Jay Lee Evans
  • Paraprosdokians (Figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected, frequently humorous.)
  • Tips, News and more...

New Mexico State Fair 2013

The New Mexico State Fair is held at Expo New Mexico
September 11–22, 2013

2013 NM State Fair slideshow

Our calligraphy exhibit was held at the Arts & Crafts building, and included many amazing pieces of high quality works that are worthy of exhibition in any venue.

2013 IAMPETH Conference

July 8–13, 2013

St. Mark’s Exhibit

View Slideshow

IAMPETH is a non-profit organization with over 500 members throughout the world. IAMPETH stands for International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting. Bill Kemp, a member of Escribiente, was the 2012–2013 president and hosted the annual conference in Albuquerque in July 2013.

There were over 220 attendees and approximately 22 of them were Escribiente members. Among the sixteen volunteer instructors were Pat Blair, the chief calligrapher at the White House and Louis LeMoine who works for Walt Disney Imagineering. The conference gave everyone insight into the work of superb quality penmen. Visit the IAMPETH website for more info.