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Have written about the School

In the magazine Sulkanen (a tiny feather) – the member pictorial of our association. It is a high-quality calligraphy magazine including interviews of renowned international calligraphers, articles on calligraphy courses and exhibitions as well as themes of interest to all calligraphy enthusiasts. The praised Sulkanen is published four times a year and every time it is eagerly awaited by our members.  the Calligraphy Society of Finland. Many thanks to the editor of this magazine.
Special thanks to Pauliina Yliniity President of the Calligraphy Society of Finland.

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>)

This year programme

EXLIBRIS IN A NEW WAY

Two famous calligraphy artists Lidija Skačkauskaitė-Kuklienė, associate professor  Vilnius Academy of Arts, and Mindaugas Petrulis calligrapher, bookplate (ex-libris) creator, associate professor  Vilnius Academy of Arts, will lead a creative workshop on the interface between calligraphy and ex-libris EXLIBRIS IN A NEW WAY.

We will get acquainted with the principal means of expression, the basics of composition, combining the rules of Western calligraphy with the expression of Eastern calligraphy during the workshop. We will learn to reveal the meaning of the word and the text through visual emotional expression.

And most importantly – we will create a specific artwork – a font ex-libris for your chosen personality (maybe for Vytautas Mačernis?), institution, anniversary. During the session, innovative creativity techniques will be applied and new ideas generated.

You will have a great opportunity to display your talents, and to unleash your creative powers, and imagination.

The workshop is free and open to all, regardless of age, gender, education, ability.
The organizers will provide tools and materials.
The workshop will be held at Daržų st. 18, LT-91245, Klaipėda

Detailed Schedule>>

 

VYTAUTAS MAČERNIS SHIRT

Calligrapher professor  Vilnius Academy of Arts Zita Inčirauskienė will lead a creative workshop SEARCHING FOR THE LIMITS OF CALLIGRAPHY. DEDICATION TO VYTAUTAS MAČERNIS

Influenced by postmodern art, classical calligraphy emerges from the usual two-dimensional plane, losing the usual trace of paper and ink. It becomes a form, an object, an installation. Calligraphy is integrated into other fields of art: cinema, theatre, applied visual or conceptual art, creating non-standard volumetric or spatial forms. This visuality becomes more important than the thought expressed in the text in the artworks. Calligraphic exercises on fabric provide an opportunity to learn about the technological subtleties of this creative field. The goal and motto of this creative workshop is “Everyone can write interestingly!” Assessing the uniqueness of the personal manuscript, to get acquainted with the integration of calligraphy into textile art, to perform calligraphic exercises on fabric and to create an installation, a composition on the theme “Vytautas Mačernis shirts.”

PLEASE NOTE. Requirements for participants

The theme of the creative workshops is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vytautas Mačernis. Each participant should be interested in the poetry of this poet, and acquainted with the biography of Vytautas Mačernis.

Participants have to have prepared some of their favourite short texts from the poet’s diaries and poems.
We recommend to read: A. Ruseckaitė „ Dūžtančios formos“, (biografinis romanas apie V. Mačernį), V.Mačernis „Praeinančiam pasaulyje praeisiu“, „Po ūkanotu nežinios dangum“, „Sielos paveikslas“ ir kitas.

The digitized works of the participants of the creative workshops will be exhibited on the website of the School of Calligraphy and Lettering Art: http://www.ink4.art

and on the school social accounts.

The workshop is free and open to all, regardless of age, gender, education, ability.
The organizers will provide tools and materials.
The workshops will be held at Bažnyčių st. 6, LT-91246, Klaipėda

Detailed Schedule>>

All creative workshops require pre-registration by e-mail ruta@ink4.art

You are very welcome to visit an exhibition of bookplates or ex-libris (Latin: ex libris – “from the books”) from R. Davidavičienė’s collection, which take place in Klaipeda I. Kant Public Library Art Department, J. Janonio str. 9.

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.

Zita
Inčirauskienė

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Zita Inčirauskienė

Calligrapher  professor  Vilnius Academy of Arts Zita Inčirauskienė will lead a creative workshop SEARCHING FOR THE LIMITS OF CALLIGRAPHY. DEDICATION TO VYTAUTAS MAČERNIS

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

Paulina
Yliniitty

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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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