The School of Calligraphy and Lettering Art

Named after Professor Algis Kliševičius

The idea of ​​the School of Calligraphy and Lettering Art named after Professor Algis Kliševičius is to popularize the art of calligraphy and lettering art, to become conversant with professional calligraphers locally in Lithuania and abroad through practical classes, and to actualize the impact of script art on personal development. When interacting with professional artists, you will learn that calligraphy and lettering art – is not only associated with beautiful lettering, “remembering” goose-feather books rewritten by a scriptwriter, but also seeks to focus attention on noticing the peculiarities of graphic and spatial thinking, letter and symbol design, thought improvisation in various ways.

On the initiative of prof.A. Kliševičius (1950-2008), the first exhibition of Lithuanian font and calligraphy was organized in Klaipeda(1992). Klaipeda has since become a permanent space for font and calligraphy exhibitions. In 2005 the professor prepared the album „Calligraphy from the seaside.“ On his initiative the publication of the „Calligraphy Notebooks“ commenced, that have no analogues in Lithuania.

Thanks to prof A. Kliševičius, Klaipėda has become known as the „Capital of Calligraphy“ more about Professor>)some time. Therefore, the name of A. Kliševičius was chosen for the newly established school not by chance. Additionally, the fact that this school of Calligraphy and Lettering art began its activities in 2019 when we turned 100 years old, when a font course was started in the then Department of Art of Vilnius University and the teaching of calligraphy began , leads us to believe that the school will have a long and meaningful existence in our city.

The first School of Calligraphy and Lettering Art named by prof. A. Kliševičius was held on 24-28 of June, 2019. Topics of the shool were „From Manuscript to Contemporary Written Art.“

This year programme

The second  School of Calligraphy and Lettering Art  will run from 21 to 27 of September, 2020.

The creative workshop of calligrapher Mindaugas Petrulis will be held at the Arts and Crafts Courtyard, administered by KCCC on 22th-25th of September
(detailed description is here>)

The creative workshop of calligrapher Lidija Skačkauskaitė-Kuklienė will be held at the Arts and Crafts Courtyard, administered by KCCC on 24th-25th of September
(detailed description is here>)

The creative workshop of calligrapher, Head of the Finnish Calligraphers Association Paulina Yliniitty will be held at the Arts and Crafts Courtyard,
administered by KCCC on 23th-25th of September (detailed description is here>)

The creative workshop of designer Virginijus Bakas will be held at the Arts and Crafts Courtyard, administered by KCCC on 26th of September
(detailed description is here>)

You are very welcome to visit the exhibition “Contemporary Lithuanian Calligraphy”, which will take place in Klaipeda I. Kant Public Library Art Department, J. Janonio str. 9
between the 14th of September and the 12th of October.

Lecturers

Lidija
Skačkauskaitė

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Lidija Skačkauskaitė- Kuklienė

Calligrapher Lidija Skačkauskaitė-Kuklienė will lead the workshop CALLIBOOK.
The participants of this workshop will create their own unique calligraphic book,
as a calligraphic yearbook of their emotions and experiences.
We will bind our own books with the chosen technologies.

Anatolijus
Klemencovas

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Anatolijus Klemencovas

An artist’s workshop will not take place this year. Very sorry.

Mindaugas
Petrulis

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Mindaugas Petrulis

Calligrapher  associate professor Mindaugas Petrulis will lead creative  workshop “Calligraphy- handwritten font-image, font-drawing- graphic factures.”

Guests lecturers

Paulina756-2Yliniitty

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Paulina Yliniitty (Helsinkis, Suomija)

Calligrapher, Head of the Finnish Calligraphers Association Paulina Yliniitty will lead a creative workshop Calligraphy with Cyrillic Nuance. You will learn about the rules of writing „Vyaz“ style lettering.Also  each of you will write to yourself  an alphabet in Cyrillic style.

These workshops will be held online.

Elena
Pellicoro

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Elena Pellicoro (Turinas, Italija)

Calligrapher Elena Pellicoro (Turin, Italy) planned to conduct classes in which participants would have had the opportunity to gain knowledge about embossed calligraphy and kirigami techniques in calligraphy.

An artist’s workshop will not take place this year. Very sorry.

Virginijus
Bakas

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Virginijus Bakas

Graphic designer Virginijus Bakas will lead a practical workshop
“Transformation of a Drawing Symbol into a Functional Font in a minutes.”

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