Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Unravelling Text : : Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore (2017)

Last year I had an opportunity to take calligraphy workshop for students from design school (Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology). It was two week long course and first time these students going to experiment with letterforms.

This workshop (elective) started with learning basic hands – traditional roman italic and devanagri scripts, then moving to bit free brush letterings, then total experimental and conventional ruling pen, cola pen with mark making. In between they were inspired with videos, presentations of the works of national & international calligraphers around the world.

Students enjoyed both the styles – traditional, conventional as well as wild, experimental. But glad to hear majority preferred the traditional calligraphy learning. They were super enthu, sincere while learning these scripts.

Below are two short videos, first one is about actual workshop in progress and other is about final display.