Our purpose

is to promote the study and practice of calligraphy, but we also find an interest in many related arts such as bookmaking, embossing, rubber stamps, paper making, watercolor, origami, marbling, and many more.

Organized in January 1984 and based in Orlando, Florida.


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

Upcoming Events


October 4th  Meeting

This month's after meeting program will start with  Vivian Mungall giving  a short talk on her experiences at IAMPETH last July in Franklin. She will also be teaching how to do script writing with a PITT artist pen. She learned how in Linda Schneider’s class. The PITT Artist Brush Pens (one black and one grey) will be supplied by the guild. If you like you can purchase them after the class for $2.50. The regular price at Jerry’s Artarama is $2.69. All you need to bring is paper. You can bring your own pens, if you would like.


October 10-12th

Barry Morentz's Workshops

We still have space in both workshops

2 day workshop on Gothicized Italic on Oct. 10 & 11

1 day workshop on Monogram Magic on October 12

If you are interested please contact Judy Shears for more information click on his name above.

For more information go to Meetings/Workshops


October 11th

An Evening With Barry

It has often been noted that calligraphy and music have much in common: rhythm, movement, tone, color, contrast, tempi, etc. In this illuminating talk we shall read the gorgeous text of the love scene from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice which was set to music by Vaughan Williams, appropriately entitled “The Serenade to Music.” It is a rhapsodic piece full of all the elements of calligraphic design,  which can ultimately aid and assist us in designing a work that goes beyond mere pretty writing. Following the “performance” (approximately 12 minutes) Bary will then lead the group through an analysis and discussion of the same brief text from the Bard’s Antony and Cleopatra that he has written out about 25 times. Each version initially looks the same as the preceding one, yet there are subtle modifications that ultimately culminate in a layout that, for him, captures the essence of the words and their emotional content. He will explain what goes into the process when designing a piece that personally resonates with him, and that makes it all a labor of love.


Catered meal – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Beautiful, newly renovated Germain Marvel Building

201 E. Packwood Avenue, Maitland, FL  32751

Barry’s presentation – 7 pm – 8:30 pm

*RSVP by October 4th to Judy Shears


Program will start at 7:pm.


The evening will begin with wine and cheese followed by a marvelous meal which includes the entrée, salad, beverages and dessert.  This candlelight, flowers, music and calligraphic memorable evening is not to be missed.  The cost of the meal is $20, payable upon arrival.  RSVP is very important for planning purposes.  If you will not be joining us for the evening meal, please feel free to attend the presentation.  Feel free to call  if you have an questions at 407-697-6464.  This will be a perfect date night or an opportunity to enjoy an evening with a friend.  See you there!


Come Prepared! Read ahead
“The Merchant of Venice” Act V Scene 1 beginning with “How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank”

Listen to Vaughan Williams “Serenade to Music”,
EMI Classics, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult.
Williams wrote the piece twice, for orchestra alone, and then for full chorus and soloists. The version we shall listen to is the one scored for the range of voices.


October 24th

Art in the Garden

(hosted by Scribe member Nancy Williams)

Saturday, October 24, from 4 - 7 pm or until dark,,,,

24 Old Post Road, Longwood, FL 32779


Nancy does Calligraphy as well as being very accomplished in Nature Printing (look for her class at CalligraFaire). Each year Nancy and some 6 or 7 additional, and very talented and artistic friends, host "Art in the Garden" at Nancy's home - in her lovely garden, of course!  You can stop and chat with artists, purchase a variety of quality handmade and personal gifts for the holidays, and maybe enjoy a glass of wine and light hors d'heurves as you peruse and enjoy the evening.   It is a lovely event that Scribes have enjoyed in the past - mark your calendar!  Bring friends!


Directions:  Nancy's home is about 3.3 miles north of #434 off of Markham Woods Road on the right in Trilby Bend.  Use the second entrance and it's the third house on the left. Park in the street and follow the signs to the back yard.


September 20th  Journal Workshop

Twelve people participated in this fun workshop. Rebecca showed how to make the journal step by step and showed how to use it. Each person finished their journal and are now ready to use it. Below are photos from the workshop.

Contact us by mail:

Scribes of Central Florida

P. O. Box 1753

Winter Park, FL 32790

Contact us by email by

going to Officers

We meet once a month (September to May)

Usually the 1st Sunday of the Month at 1pm

Visit the Join Us for Location & Directions.

Visit the Officers for members of the Executive Board.