Calligraphy and the lettering arts enhance life with beauty, artistic satisfaction and useful skill, as well as delightful connections to art, literature, design, and other cultures. For more than 30 years, the Triangle Calligraphers’ Guild (TCG) has promoted the lettering arts here in the Triangle area and eastern North Carolina. Our members are calligraphers of all levels of interest and skill, from beginners and dabblers to part-time artists and full-time pros, and we all learn from each other.

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For questions: Contact Us

See up-to-the-minute cool links, pics, and updates on the TCG Facebook page! Members please submit photos of your artwork to be uploaded for TCG on Facebook or Instagram.

For TCG members and local area organizations that provide group or private lessons, see “Contact Information for TCG Calligraphers Available for Commissions and Instruction” in the Resources – Calligraphic Websites section.

Meeting Location:

NOTE  In 2020-2021, due to COVID, we switched to virtual format and were holding meetings and workshops online, via zoom. Post-2022, we are trying combinations of formats, check each meeting or event for more specific info.

For map and directions, view the Location section in the Meetings page.

Resurrection Lutheran Church
100 Lochmere Drive West
Cary, N.C. 27518

Meeting Schedule and Descriptions

To view our current meeting schedule, please click on Meetings, or to see the titles and descriptions of programs we’ve had through the years, see Previous Meetings.


Upcoming workshops:



… Past workshops:

Feb 4-5 2023, by David Grimes, see blog post: Offhand Flourishing.
Oct 8 & 9, 2022: The Creative Sketchbook for Calligraphers, with Patti Adams
April 9 2022: Italic Lively Letters and Italic Lettering, with Connie Furgason
March 6 & 7, 2021: Secrets of the Swelling Line and Yalloplate – a Copperplate Workshop with Rachel Yallop
Oct 24, 2020: Botanical Embellishments for Calligraphy

For info on Special Workshops, check out the Meetings, Workshops, and Blog sections of the website.

Upcoming Events

TCG’s Library Calligraphy Programs

… Past Events:

Nov 9 – Dec 31 2022: The Write Stuff: The ABCs of Calligraphy

Where: Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC – Admission is free!
When: November 9 – December 31
Meet the Artists (reception): December 4 / 2-4 PM (Sunday)

Jan 28 – Feb 19, 2022: TCG Member Show at the Cary Art Center

We are so excited to be hosting this event, we have a wall full of members’ calligraphy. Artist’s reception to be held on the evening of Friday, January 28th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Cary Art Center.

March 2020: TCG’s Library Calligraphy Programs

TCG is once again presenting calligraphy programs for Wake County Regional Libraries, this year at six libraries, March 14 – 24, 2020. We have teachers and one assistant already in place, but we need assistant teachers, please contact us for more info.

For the 2019 program, TCG members taught Uncial to 99 students at Wake County Public Libraries in March! Our library contacts were very happy with the team approach and want to continue the program. TCG members have been teaching in the area libraries since 2017.

August 2019: our guild’s annual Exhibit at Sunflower’s Cafe in downtown Raleigh.

Having your work at Sunflower’s is a wonderful privilege of membership for EVERY Guild member. Especially if you haven’t been part of this annual TCG tradition yet, make a plan to exhibit or visit with friends this year.

See photos from TCG exhibits and events on the Galleries page.