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My name is Pauliina Yliniitty. I live with my family in a small town called Oulainen in Finland. I have three children; two sons and a daughter.

Twelve years ago at a short course of the calligraphy I realized that I had found what I had been searching. The calligraphy as the form of art touched me deeply and the most of all forms. It is still touching me. I do enjoy everything in it. A single letter, a word, a written thought or a colour can be very fascinating.

Later I studied calligraphy at University of Applied Sciences of Satakunta for six years and graduated as a Bachelor of Culture and Arts in 2014. Since that I have given workshops in calligraphy and bookbinding in Finland. During studies I became a fellow of the Calligraphy society of Finland.

The inspiration comes from many sources like traditional poetry, sometimes only a single word, colors in nature, different kinds of materials or handwriting itself. There is always something to discover in calligraphy itself or around you.

My calligraphic work have been shown in many exhibitions all around in Finland during years 2010-2018. In 2018 I was invited to send some pieces of my art work to Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy in Moscow. I also had an honor to take part in Maria Osipova’s project ”Masha Writes” with other calligraphers from many countries. This book was published at the end of 2018. The original work were shown in the exhibition at Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy in December 2018

I have attended many national Calligraphy Weekends in Finland and taken courses with well known calligraphers like Marina Soria, Massimo Polello, Ewan Clayton, Rainer Wiebe, Klaus-Peter Schäffel, Veiko Kespersaks among others.

Since April 2019 I have served as the President of the Calligraphy Society of Finland.

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 and develop your own cyrillic style alphabets according the rules for everyone. Then everyone will make a piece of calligraphic art work with his/her new alphabets.

A three-day creative  workshop Calligraphy with Cyrillic Nuance with calligrapher Paulina Yliniitty will take place at the Arts and Crafts Courtyard, address Bažnyčių g. 4, Klaipėda on 23th-25th of September.

Anybody interested in beautiful letters can attend this workshop.

The workshop is free of charge.

Tools and materials will be provided by organizers.

Detailed schedule
23th of September
Workshop duration from 6pm till 9pm (including a short brake)

24th of September
Workshop duration from 10am till 5pm (including a short brake)

25th of September
Workshop duration from 10am till 3pm (including a short brake)

As Elena herself says: “the sign is interesting to me as a hint, as a reference to the further perception of every object that exists in reality. When creating signs, it is interesting for me to experiment with different tools and techniques, and as a result, I can see various transformations of letters and signs. Embossed calligraphy provides a unique opportunity to extract characters in three dimensions. Interaction with light and the surface of the paper is important when creating embossed calligraphy. ”
2015 Elene Pellicoro founded atelier MiroModo in Turin. Constantly conducts calligraphy workshops, paper design, 3D painting workshops  in Italy and other countries.

Virginijus Bakas is a graphic designer with 32 years of practical work experience. He has worked in advertising agencies, commercial television, Vilnius Academy of Arts. Currently he is a freelance designer, lecturer.

His artworks were created for His Excellency President Valdas Adamkus, prima ballerina Maja Pliseckaja and composer Rodionas Ščedrinas, maestro Saulius Sondeckis, Eimuntas Nekrošius and the  theater groupMeno Fortas, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater, maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius and Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, ballet-dancer Egle Špokaitė, opera singer Sigute Stonyte and many others.

Transformation of a drawn symbol into a functional font.


During the workshop will be shown how to convert your created characters into a functional font, using Adobe software (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator) in a minutes.
Listeners, who in one form or another have their own symbols created in the workshops of other lecturers, will have the opportunity not only to observe how the symbol becomes an element of a functional font, but also to participate in the process of creating a new font.

Detailed schedule
26th of September
Workshop duration from 10am till 1pm


Loredana Zega –  is a professional calligrapher from Slovenia. She was a visiting lecturer at prof. A.Kliševičius school of Calligraphy and Lettering art in 2019.
Loredana Zega has been participating in artistic and commercial projects for 16 years. She runs international caligraphy workshops, participates at exhibitions regularly. As Loredana says: “to be happy for me it means to have a very good quality brush, high quality paper and gouache.”She is also a regular leader of international art workshops.