Our purpose is to

 promote the study and practice of calligraphy,
encourage artistic growth and
appreciation of the lettering arts, and
foster the exchange of ideas among our members
and the community.

Organized in January 1984 and based in Orlando, Florida.


Our members come from all walks of life and include beginners, hobbyists and professionals alike.

There are some great photos from our 10/1 meeting and the one day class on Foundational on Facebook (Scribes of Central Florida), and if you haven’t “liked” it the page, you should.  Also, if you are a member and not attending meetings, we would love to have you come and join in the fun!

Upcoming Events



 Saturday, December 2, 2017

 Holiday Luncheon from Noon till 2pm

Where:  To Be Announced

It will be a fixed price of $28.00 dollars per person

with the tax and tip included in that price!

Great value for very good quality food and service in a private room.


 January 21, 2018

One Day Workshop on Copperplate taught by Suzanne Heany
at the Roth Jewish Community Center


 January 7, 2018

Our regular meeting


February 4, 2018

Our regular meeting


 February 11, 2018

One Day Workshop on Modern Pointed Pen Calligraphy with Erica McPhee
at the Roth Jewish Community Center


March 4, 2018

Our regular meeting


March 16-18, 2018

Location and time:

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. all days, Roth Family Jewish Community Center - Maitland, FL


Graphite Techniques for Calligraphers

3-Day Workshop - All Skill Levels-some calligraphy experience is helpful.

In this class, the humble pencil and its relatives become powerful tools in creating many effects from subtle to stunning. We will use pencils, erasers, graphite sticks/blocks, powdered graphite and their water-soluble cousins to explore the possibilities of this medium for creating refined works of art to quickly made drawings in our sketchbooks.


Starting with basic drawing principles like line quality and shading, we will experiment with each tool to discover the marks it can produce. We will then move on to drawing letters and designing word groups, both formal and casual.  The monochromatic drawn letter form forces us to slow down and relate more organically to the forms we are creating. You will find drawing letter forms with care and thoughtfulness to be so helpful in improving your design and lettering skills and in allowing for more refined and subtle attention to detail.


Further time will let us explore how to integrate our letters with their backgrounds into designs that will grab our viewer’s eye. Finally Amity will show us some of the tricks she has learned to save time and ensure success when working with this versatile medium.


This is a three-day package. The three-day workshop is priced at $160 per person.

A deposit of $60 will secure a spot, pending space availability. Space is limited, and we are

capped at 18 participants for the entire weekend.


Deposits and payments should be mailed to Scribes of Central Florida. Payment in full

should be received no later than January 15, or you could lose your spot in the workshop.

There will also be a $10 supply fee, payable to the instructor in cash, on the first day of the three-day workshop. This will include a bound collection of handouts she will provide, as well as other materials for use in class.


** Non-Members are additional $15 per class.  we will not hold space without a check


Normal cancellation

Cancellation:   REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations more than 30 days prior to class, less a [10%] cancellation fee. No Refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 30 days prior to class unless the class is at minimum capacity. (Minimum capacity is the least number of students required to break even on all workshop expenses.) If over minimum capacity, a 90% refund will be issued only if the spot is filled with another paid applicant. Otherwise, a 75% refund will be issued. Cancellations must be made in writing to the Workshop Chair.


For more information please contact our Workshop Chair -Brian Crimmins Brian.crimmins@yahoo.com





Contact us by mail:

Scribes of Central Florida

P. O. Box 1753

Winter Park, FL 32790-1753

Contact us by email as Info@scribesofcentralflorida.com

We meet once a month (September to May)

The 1st Sunday of the Month at 1pm

Visit the Join Us for Location & Directions.

Visit the Officers for members of the Executive Board.