The last weekend the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy in Sokolniki has launched a new season of adult courses. On top of traditional and popular curriculum, including Basic and Pointed Pen Calligraphy, Spencerian has been introduced to offer a particularly sophisticated and airy decorative writing training. Guided by professional calligrapher Daria Shelomkova, students learn the tools and materials employed by the script.
The National Calligraphy School based in the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy is excited to announce the expansion of training programmes as of October. Alongside with traditional Basic, Pointed Pen and Lettering courses the following new ones will be introduced: Introduction to Oriental Calligraphy, Chinese and Japanese Characters; Brushpen and Spencerian (levels 1 and 2).
On Sunday, September 24, the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy held the Doors Open Day to present training courses for all ages by the National Calligraphy School. The guests were introduced to the updated permanent exhibition, which featured some masterpieces created for the recent 6th International Exhibition of Calligraphy, as well as to the traditional pearls of the museum collection.
Tuesday, July 11th, the final class of the Pointed Pen calligraphy course was held in the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, also being the final calligraphy class in the 2016-2017 season. As per tradition, Atrem Lebedev handed out personal certificates and wished them to pursue their calligraphy practice.
The warm summer day of June 10 has seen the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy welcoming enthusiasts of one of the most beautiful Slavonic writing scripts, which is Vyaz. There is growing interest to Slavonic writing lately, and many contemporary calligraphy artists create to redefine our writing legacy.
April 22nd, a crash course on celebrating lettering was held in the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy. The crash course format allows students to get to know within short timeframes both the theory and practice of a calligraphy skill: in case of lettering, they learned about various kinds of scripts, numerous instruments applied in lettering, the rules of letter arrangement.
Last Sunday, April 2, the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy held an intensive workshop dubbed “Calligraphy for Children. Broad Pen”
The introductory part was designed to consult lefthander children and their parents. Teacher Ekaterina Orfanova, who is a lefthander too, has told about special movements and paper positioning, offered comfortable sitting and pen holding manners. Some practice followed: the first test of the pen was to complete simple exercises through custom workbooks developed by Ekaterina for the occasion.
We are excited to invite you to the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy on February 12 where we will talk and write about love! Calligraphy as the art of fine writing depicts the nature of time in a graphic fashion, with its own perception and style. You can hardly confuse austere and ornamental Blackletter with airy and elegant Copperplate. But there is one feeling that unites any writing style, which is love. Different history periods used to see people discover new facets of love.
Last Saturday, December 24th, was this year’s final class of the children's calligraphy course. The class, unsurprisingly, was dedicated to the coming holidays: the students were to create New Year greeting cards. The teacher’s idea was that doing this, they should apply all the skills they have gained over the three months of studying pointed pen calligraphy. The kids were to create a greeting composition combining text and decorative elements, using pointed pen only
Last Sunday, December 25th, the Brushes and Brush Pen Calligraphy workshop was held at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy. The workshop was presented by Darina Biryulina, a young calligrapher, designer and graphic artist from Saint Petersburg. Darina shared her views on why calligraphy has been getting popular again; explained the difference between calligraphy and lettering; and demonstrated how to work with brushes and brush pen