About Us

Founded in April, 1978, Escribiente is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of calligraphy in our greater community through regular meetings, exhibitions and workshops. Check out our Newsletters to see what we’ve been up to recently!

Please contact us if you have any questions about Escribiente, and feel welcome to stop by as our guest at any upcoming meeting.

Escribiente concentrates on creative lettering and related arts, techniques and subjects such as:

  • Medium: How to use and select inks, paints, pencils, pens, pastels, and more
  • Paper: types, selection, weight, sizing, plus what works best with different medium
  • Writing instruments and care of them
  • History of Calligraphy
  • Related Arts: bookbinding, gilding, paper treatments, illumination, design, and so on
  • Blending calligraphy and visual art
  • Calligraphy as a business
  • Study of letterforms, spacing and structure