(With Tornos – by appointment)
Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering, with a broad tip instrument, brush, or any other writing instrument. Contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as, “the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner”. Modern calligraphy ranges from functional inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the letters may or may not be readable. During the Mughals in India, calligraphy got prominence and one can see on almost all the Mughal era monuments, calligraphic inscriptions in some form or another.
On this experience, in association with ‘Ilm-o-Hunar’, an organisation that promotes calligraphy in modern times and is intensely involved in spreading this dying art among the masses, we take you through a five hours step-by-step session in Urdu or Arabic, using modern day instruments such as sketch pens, fountain pens, pencils etc. These can be done on paper, ceramic plates, on walls, metals, stones et al. A session typically will not only provide a hands-on experience to participating guests, but might also encourage guests to take up this art on a thorough 15 days detailed course (this course is not a part of our day experience).
Request to this effect may be sent to us on our e-mail ID : firstname.lastname@example.org