VIDEO FROM LAST WORKSHOPS
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 BASICS OF GOTHIC SCRIPT
Calligrapher Linas Spurga (younger) lead a creative workshop
Gothic script emerged in Europe in the Middle Ages, around the 12th century, and was one of the longest-used calligraphic and printing scripts on the Old Continent. Over the centuries, the typeface took on many stylistic forms (fraktur, schwabach , rotunda, etc.), one of which, the Gothic texture, was used to typeset the first printed book in Europe- the Gutenberg Bible (mid-15th century).
The last printed Gothic typefaces can be found in the 5th decade of the 20th century.
Today, Gothic is once again relevant and rapidly growing in popularity, and in the hands of calligraphy amateurs and professionals alike, it has taken on previously unseen forms of style and expression.
The exhibition will be materialized in the activity program of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association Klaipėda branch.
The workshop is free and open to all 16 years old and over.
The organizers will provide tools and materials.
The workshops will be held at Bažnyčių st. 6, LT-91246, Klaipėda
All creative workshops require pre-registration by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
You are very welcome to visit an exhibition „Letters as a Jewellery“ of artworks by members of the Finnish Calligraphy Society, which take place in Klaipeda I. Kant Public Library Art Department, J. Janonio str. 9.
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.
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.
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.