THE BASICS OF CALLIGRAPHY
A Passionate Artist & Teacher
A teacher of calligraphy for over 15 years now, Palak Kharsani has been known to conduct basic calligraphy workshops regularly at Kanoria Centre. She chose to turn her passion into her profession and works as a freelancer in graphic design as well as a calligraphy coach.
Calligraphy runs in Palak’s genes who has taken to the art after her father and well known calligrapher Late Shri Amit Kharsani.
romantic, classic, and creative
the basics of calligraphy
In a world that’s getting increasingly virtual, are you missing that handwritten greeting card from a friend, the sticky notes on your refrigerator, or the travel memoirs you wrote in a journal rather than a blog? Take a reflective pause from your fast moving life, and give yourself a physical opportunity to spark your creative side. Through the art of beautiful writing, Calligraphy, evoke an intimate and personal form of expression that is as unique to you as your fingerprint.
In this 6-day workshop, delve into the historic origins of an art that was revered above painting and sculpting, and proliferated in several cultures. Learn the foundational style, the contemporary style, and reading the strokes for other Calligraphic styles.
Embark on a journey of leisurely exploration in this programme, as the beauty of calligraphy, regardless of its style, is also in the expression of the thoughts and the feelings of a calligrapher, and in the spontaneous response it elicits from a viewer. Uncover your personal style by designing your own fonts.
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
Virtual workaholics eager to explore their creative sides in the real world
Students, professional, homemakers, seniors… seeking the benefits of hands-on art
Anyone 7 & above not needing an excuse for artistic expression
Dig into the origins of Calligraphy & the reasons for its high reverence
Learn & practice the basic styles (foundational & contemporary), romance with flourish strokes, and get acquainted with other strokes and styles
Explore different Calligraphic materials
Evolve your own personal Calligraphic style through introspection
1. How long does it take to learn calligraphy?
Calligraphy is not hard to learn but it is hard to master! Basic styles of calligraphy can be learnt through a beginner’s workshop, but it takes years of practice to get proficient in the skill.
2. Can I do calligraphy if I have bad handwriting?
Calligraphy is an art, distinctly different from handwriting. It has a specific set of rules that can be followed to create a beautiful script. So no matter what your everyday handwriting looks like, it will have zero bearing on what your calligraphy looks like. However, practice of calligraphy may improve your writing in the long run.
3. What are some of the benefits of calligraphy?
The joy of creation! The biggest gratification from any art is the pleasure of making something. It is meditative and therapeutic. There are other benefits too, such as the reinforcement of pathways that strengthen motor skills and memory. With virtual devices, our body is stationary and gets disconnected from our brain. But through hands-on, creative activities, our brain is engaged at a higher level. The combination of art and the written word engages both sides of the brain, leading to the processing of reason & emotion both. Calligraphy is also an opportunity to create personalized presents for people we love.
4. What resources will I need to bring for this class?
Plenty of enthusiasm and an open mind. The rest, we'll provide at The Hive. You'll get your individual calligraphy kits and make your own pens too.
5. What safety precautions will be taken at The Hive?
We will be working in small groups. Masks are recommended when indoors or within close proximity. However, participants are responsible for their own health & safety.
Mon, May 8 to
Sat, May 13, 2023
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
*Includes all material
Cancellation Policy: In the unlikely event of The Hive cancelling any of its workshops for any reason, registered participants will be refunded the entire amount within 15 business days. Course dropouts by participants will be eligible for refund as follows: 30+ days before the event - 75% refund; 15-30 days before the event: 50% refund; less than 15 days - 0% refund. Attendee changes can be accommodated up to 14 days prior to the event.