We meet on the third Saturday of the month from 1-4 pm. Meetings start promptly so plan to arrive early to set up your spot. We meet in the community room at Gaudin Ford, 6625 Roy Horn Way, Las Vegas.
Our meetings feature a paper project, which often includes a calligraphy element, and are led by a different member each month. These meetings give members an opportunity to fine-tune their lettering by working with other members more proficient in a particular style, or they can try out a tool they don't have, or they can work out a problem in a piece they are working on. This format encourages new discoveries and sharing of many and varied talents of our membership.
Gothic and Fraktur have been chosen as the hands for group practice for 2017.
2017 monthly programs schedule:
Society members are always on the lookout for artsy field trips. In the past the group visited the Foxtail nightclub at SLS, which is adorned ceiling to floor in amazing calligraphy. Other field trips included participation in a workshop at the Lost City Museum in Overton, NV as well as a stroll through the Las Vegas Container Park and Life Is Beautiful murals.
If you have suggestions for field trips, please let us know!
"Fabulous from the Heart Cards" Annual Group Project
In 2014, the Scribes adopted local nursing homes. Each year members make cards with decorated papers, original artwork and/or calligraphed sayings for residents of the homes who are in need of a little cheer or who need a card to send to one of their loved ones. This annual project is a hit with our members, some who make the cards, others who letter them, and especially the lucky recipients of the cards. The cards we create are Fabulous!
"Kettles and Quills"
More to Explore
If you've always wanted to make books or play with paper in an artsy way, come play with us.
First-time guests are welcome to check us out for free before committing to a membership. Our members love sharing their skills and resources, you would not believe the talent we have in our group and how much fun we have every month at our meetings. There is lots of laughter, sharing and snacks to boot!
If you've never done calligraphy and always wanted to, check out the Resources tab for information and sources on what to purchase to get started; take our Calligraphy Basics class offered several times a year; join our Society and come to meetings. There's a link just one column away.
If you're an accomplished calligrapher and have been looking for a group in Las Vegas, we want you too!
In addition to our members who do calligraphy, we also have members who make books, boxes, origami, and work with paper in other imaginative ways.
We know there are a lot of talented and creative people in Las Vegas who journal, scrapbook, make books and cards, address envelopes, make signs, and send notes to family and friends and who are itching to show off a distinctive style beyond texting and e-mail. Our members fit this description and we are looking for other like-minded people to join us.
We offer monthly meetings where you can work on calligraphy and a paper project. In addition to the meetings, we participate in community events and sponsor workshops for a more intensive, hands-on learning experience.
We also offer a class for beginners called Calligraphy Basics - Terms, Tips, Tools and Tricks. This class is offered several times a year so check out the Class and Workshops tab for more information.
If you have a child who isn't being taught handwriting, we can help with that too, but there are some things to be aware of - check out our Policies tab to see what we can offer.
Then click on the links below and the ones in the Resources tab to be inspired for your next beautifully lettered project on gorgeous paper.