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

May 2017 meeting

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

In April we worked on pencil pressurized Roman capitals, and explored the proportion families of Roman letters. In May, we’ll use those letters to try various layout options for a short text.

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 May, 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. Just sayin’.

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

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

Mark your calendars also for the following meeting, which will be held from 11 am – 1 pm on Monday, June 5, in the small conference room at the library.