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).
Hand-drawn typography and calligraphy are masterful skills in their own right – so the ability to turn letterforms into illustrated animals is particularly impressive. Typographic Specimens: A Natural History of Letterforms is a new book published by Ammonite Press, which documents the illustrations of a 19th century explorer and typography enthusiast.
One of the events within the VI International Exhibition of Calligraphy programme was Dmitry Trunov’s lecture “Ambigram: intellectual and aesthetic charm of the ambivalent inscriptions” which he read on September 7th. It was a fascinating discourse about the history of this unique calligraphy genre, its peculiarities and application.
5-month long calligraphy marathon, or an attempt to write the Constitution of the Russian Federation
It's been almost 10 years since the unique Handwritten Constitution of the Russian Federation has been created. Petr Chobitko, its author, Chairman of the Presidium of the National Union of Calligraphers and member of the Union of Artists of Russia, shares the impressions he had over the course of making this magnificent calligraphy piece.
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.
This autumn cultural season in Moscow has been marked with opening of the 6th International Exhibition of Calligraphy, which triumphed in Sokolniki Park between September 1 and 10 in an exhibit hall custom built for this grand international project. The exhibit featured over 350 masterpieces by 150 calligraphy artists from more than 60 countries.
Calligraphy and Brain. Impact of Fine Motor Skills on Cortex Development, lecture by professor Sergey Savelyev
It's been known for many years that calligraphy is not only about aesthetics but also has a rewarding impact on development of certain brain regions. The art of calligraphy helps to develop fine motor skills, optical control, attention, precision and patience, contributes to concentration, improvement in short-term and conception memory.
September 8 at 19:00 Professor Sergey Savelyev will read a lecture "Calligraphy and the brain. Influence of fine motor skills on the neurodevelopment". Russian scientist, evolutionist, paleoneurologist, Doctor of Biological Sciences, professor, Head of the Nervous System Laboratory of the Institute of Human Morphology of Russian Academy of Sciences, author of the idea of cerebral sorting will tell about the impact calligraphy produces on human's brain and why children are best taught calligraphy.
An event of no less than a global scale has launched in Sokolniki Park – the 6th International Exhibition of Calligraphy has opened in a snow-white exhibit hall of 1500 sqm on Festivalnaya Square. The opening ceremony featured some well-known artists from Russia and abroad, including Yuri Koverdyaev, Vitaly Shapovalov, Kirill Tarkhanov, Kim Jong Chil, Lo Lei and many more