Bridger Mountain Scribes

The Bridger Mountain Scribes of Montana comprises calligraphers in southwest Montana, including Bozeman and Gallatin Gateway. We meet once a month to discuss calligraphy, artists books, and other book arts, usually on the 1st Monday of the month at the Bozeman Public Library.


We are a member guild of the statewide Montana guild, Big Sky Scribes. If you’d like to find out more about calligraphy in southwest Montana, attend our meetings, or join the guild, email

June 2017 meeting

Our next meeting will be held from 11 am – 1 pm on Monday, June 5, in the small conference room at the library.  

In May we shared with the guild another exercise we learned from Amity Parks at the fall workshop of the Big Sky Scribes. Working with pencil and paper, we developed a variety of layouts using one short quote, looked at some problems that arose with initial layouts and considered options for solving those problems. In June, we will be working on another exercise from the fall workshop, this time how to make ribbons of the strokes of our letters.

We’ve committed to making the portfolios for our year-long project at the August meeting. In the meantime, let’s get some serious work done on the contents of that portfolio. In June, bring sketches, drafts, in-progress pages, complete pages, any problems with project that you’d like to discuss with the group. Emily has finished hers, and Teresa is more than halfway through her very substantial project. Just sayin’.

Also, bring anything else you’ve been working on.

In preparation for the June tutorial, bring the following supplies:
  • pencil — medium hardness (2H, H, HB) or your favorite
  • drawing or sketch or writing paper
  • eraser
  • pencil sharpener

Be there or be square!