The Houston Calligraphy Guild was founded in 1979 as a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to teaching the art of calligraphy while fostering a love of the craft. Several of our founding members are still active participants in the Guild which is totally member-run and offers volunteer opportunities at all skill levels. We encourage members' participation in organizational and special event committees, teaching programs, community outreach and awareness and in offering a helping hand to other members.
Whether you are a beginner or a skilled calligrapher, we invite you to learn more about the Guild through our website and become a member of our community. Membership is open to all and we offer a variety of membership types. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month and we are meeting in-person again as of June 2021. Our meetings take place at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter Drive, Houston, TX 77042.
From September through May our schedule includes an optional early bird class at 9:00 a.m. The official Guild meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. with a short business meeting followed by a main meeting program. During the months of June, July and August, The Guild’s summer workshops focus on a single calligraphic script or a variety of related skills and are open to Members only. An extensive library of calligraphy books is available to members for individual study.
Special weekend workshops and class series taught by visiting artists and master calligraphers are held several times per year and provide advanced training. In addition, the Guild holds a biennial weekend retreat featuring a wide choice of classes for all student levels.
We are actively involved with the Houston community. Members demonstrate calligraphy and interact with Houston children and families at schools, libraries, museums, the craft center and at events across the city. In addition, we support active-duty military, veterans and first responders with cards and letters.