On 27th and 28th of March a 2 day term “Pointed Pen” intensive course related to the pointed pen writing technique will be held. Under the guide the teacher Artem Lebedev, calligrapher and designer, the participants will get acquainted with the tool’s specific skills and the main style of writing it can perform – English italics, as well as with the calligraphic techniques of decoration of the writings.
On the eve of the International Women’s Day of the spring and beauty, the calligrapher Oksana Paponina and the Contemporary Museum of calligraphy held a fascinating master class for the creation of the greeting card with the occasion of the 8th March Day for the patients of the Centre of speech pathology and neurorehabilitation.
The “Encounter with calligraphy” course attainment certificates were delivered in the Contemporary Museum of calligraphy. Within 15 hours of the course, the listeners got acquainted with the art of calligraphy, origins of the main historical scripts and they got an initial overview of the tools and the skills of their operation.
On the 1st of March the master class “Art of beautiful writing for the future diplomats” took place in the MSIIR. The lecture was given by the teacher of the National school of beautiful writing art of the Contemporary Museum of calligraphy, A.V. Lebedev, calligrapher, designer and Russian national union of calligraphers’ member.
On 27th of February, the sonatas of Viennese classics, V.A. Mozart and J. Gaydn, were performed in the Contemporary Museum of calligraphy. As Stendal puts it, the enchantment of Gaydn consists in the fact that the freedom and joy are dominating in his creation. His joy is spontaneous, natural, clear, invincible and constant. Gaydn and Mozart were the authors of a new instrumental music.
In January the lecture “No “silk road” of the Cyrillic script” took place in the Modern museum of calligraphy in Sokolniki. The lecture’s attendees got acquainted with the exciting story of the development and “plastic” content of the civil script during the reign of Peter the First and they discussed the sociocultural preconditions of the reform having a state concern, the complexities of the evocation of concepts referring to the Latin script’ cyrillization as well as the consequences of the alphabet’s drastic alterations.
Dear friends, we kindly offer you for reading the article of Dr. Joseph Vitolo on the differences between the two currently popular styles of calligraphy – Copperplate and Spenserian. We kindly invite all who wish not only to be introduced to but also to learn writing by american calligraphical style, to attend the lesson “Spenserian” from 18th of February, 2018.