Mindaugas Petrulis

Painter, calligrapher, designer Mindaugas Petrulis studied at Telšiai Technical School of Applied Arts, Vilnius Institute of Art Klaipėda Department of Visual Communications (now Vilnius Academy of Arts).
The artist regularly participates in calligraphy and ex-libris art exhibitions in Lithuania and other countries. Viewers in the USA, France, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia and, of course, Lithuania have had the opportunity to get acquainted with M. Petrulis’ art calligraphy For Mindaugas, who professionally explores various calligraphy techniques, the coherence of the content and form of a calligraphic text is always important.

Currently, M. Petrulis teaches at the Klaipėda Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts. He is a member of the Lithuanian Designers ‘Union and the Lithuanian Artists’ Union.


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.

Detailed Schedule;
14th of June

5 pm   Introduction to calligraphy; concepts, directions, authors, tools, materials.

Lecturer L. Kuklienė

6 pm 15 minute break.

6.15 pm The basic means of expression in calligraphy. Plane, line, spot, rhythm.

Lecturer M. Petrulis

7.30-8 pm Discussion of the work of  those participating in the workshop 

15th of June

5 pm  Selected font modifications. Sketching, search of expression.

Lecturer M. Petrulis

6 pm .15 minute break.  6.15 pm Composition, rhythm, balance. Composing multiple objects.

Lecturer L. Kuklienė

7.30-8 pm Discussion of the work of those participating in the workshop.

16th of June

5 pm  Ex Libris. What is the Font Ex libris. Principles of composition.

Lecturer L.Kuklienė

6 pm. 15 minute break.

6.15 pm Creating a Font Exlibris

Lecturer  M.Petrulis

7.30-8 pm Discussion of the work of those participating in the workshop.

17th of June

5 pm Creating a Font Exlibris. Improvisations, collages. The format for the exhibition

Lecturers  L.Kuklienė, M.Petrulis

6 pm. 15 minute break

6.15 pm Creating a Font Exlibris. Preparation for the exhibition.

Lecturers L.Kukliene,  M.Petrulis

7.30-8 pm The discussion of  the work of participants, proofreading, improvement.

18th of June

3pm Presentation of the exhibition.

5 pm Exhibition of participants’ works.