Doors Open Day at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
Final calligraphy class in the season
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.
Vyaz: traditions and modern age
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.
Summer courses in the National Calligraphy School
Alphabet Book Alive
Mysteries of Japanese calligraphy unveiled at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
Spring and summer activities at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
Lettering crash course held in the Museum
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.
Japanese Calligraphy workshop
The Bilibin's Style Capital
Lettering crash course in the National Calligraphy School
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.
Graduation of the children’s calligraphy course
Pointed Pen at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy
Calligraphy and cadel flourishing at Broad Pen crash course
Spring calligraphy courses at the National School of Calligraphy
Calligraphy and Music about Love workshop on February 12
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.
New Year greeting card from our young calligraphers
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
Creating inspiration for the New Year
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