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25-29 May, 2009

B a s i c C a l l i g r a p h y (Express by writing)


Anchor Faculty: Mr. Amit Kharsani

Calligraphy the word originated from the Greek words kallos, which means beauty, and graphian which means to write. Every one writes, and every one is beautiful so anyone can be calligrapher with potential and aesthetical perception. Expressive writing of good quality is, more than anything else, a matter of premeditation. All that is required is supple wrist movement, a keen eye for detail and an open mind. In this workshop the participants will learn about the hidden rules of creative writing, he/she will make persistent exercises (with pencils and a rid pen as tools) to develop controlled rapidity, to motivate creativity (regarding letterforms, joins, spacing and scripts) and to obtain consistency in form. Various aspects of spacing, pen angle, pressure, variation, retouching... will be discussed and demonstrated. In this workshop we will deal with the Roman (English) script, but the approach can be transferred to Indian scripts as well. Calligraphy is an art ­and design. This workshop evokes participant's design sense and enthusiasm through their strokes. OBJECTIVE Provide an overview towards letter forms and fonts Develop tools from easily available materials in local market Develop the skills of exploration and application Provide visual awareness towards calligraphy-typography COURSE CONTENT

Introduction to strokes Roman Capital / lower case Roman Italics Practice Indian scripts Application Integration of strokes Flourish strokes Traditional to contemporary styles Calligraphy as compugraphy Playing with black and whiteExperiment with tools

COURSE METHODOLOGY Hands on training/ Theory lectures/ Demonstrations/ Slide shows Individual / Team assignments during class hours and non ­ class hours Discussion and Open Forum Final display of the work done

FOR WHOM Anybody who wants to learn the art and design of writing. It will be additionally beneficial to professionals in the fields related to design, advertising, media etc. Most of all it will be a design sensitizing course, which will help one to express him or herself through strokes. So, come fill your life with beautiful and colorful strokes. FACULTY Amit Kharsani, Graphic Designer, Consultant, Visiting faculty, NID and NIFT and a Professional Calligraphist. He is one of the very few calligraphers of the country recognized as an International Calligrapher. With an experience of 20 years, he has organized many workshops and trained many students. Some of the places where he has conducted workshops are as follows, CEPT, NIFT, Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad, Indo Japan Friendship Society, Indira Gandhi Research Centre for Arts, New Delhi, National Centre for Arts, Jawaharlal Nehru Yuva Kendra, Patna, Paschim, Patna, Triveni, New Delhi, Swaminarayan Sect. Apart from this he has also contributed to projects like Discovery of India Exhibition, A Symposium `Bandhani' ,GAIL, IPCL Exhibition, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, Apana Utsav, New Delhi, etc. He is also the designer of some popular publications like, Wonders of Indian Wilderness, ABC of Indian Culture, Goldconda Diamonds and the Mapping Publication INTAKE Participation will be limited to a maximum of 20 (on a first come first serve basis). Individuals with relevant exposure and experience desiring to increase their sensitivity and creativity are also welcome. All that is needed is an open mind. FEE & REGISTRATION: Rs 5,500/- [Non-residential, includes Workshop Registration fee, Lunch and one set of material only, Including Service Tax], to be paid by Demand Draft / Pay Order in the favor of NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, payable at Ahmedabad. Kindly send in your nominations on your company letterhead indicating Name/s, Designation, Address, Phone No, Fax No, and Email Id of the nominees along with the fee to: For further Details contact, Marketing Manager NUPUR GUPTA Design Centre Manager (NID) ITPO Hall No 19, First Floor Pragati Maidan New Delhi (011), 23379645, 23379646 National Institute of Design Core 6 A- 3rd Floor India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road, New Delhi -24692846,24647487

CERTIFICATION: A certificate of participation will be presented to the participants.

National Institute of Design SUMMER WORKSHOP on Basic Calligraphy


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Name of the Participant: Mr. / Ms. _____________________________________________________________ Designation/ Student________________________________________________________________________ Organization/ Institute_____________________________________City_______________________________ Address (Residence) _______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ T elephone No.___________________Mobile__________________ Fax ______________________________ Male / Female______________________ DOB____________________ AGE_________________________ E-mail: __________________________________________________________________________________ How did you come to know of the Workshops: Website___Poster ____ Newspaper___ Via Friend ___, Via Email___ Registration Fee: Rs 5500/- for the 5 days workshop (Non-residential)

Mode of payment : Registration Fee to be paid by Demand Draft / Pay Order in favour of "NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN" payable at Ahmedabad.

Signature: _______________________________________________________________________________ Kindly send the demand draft / pay order/ cheque along with the filled in registration form to, Nupur Gupta Design Centre Manager NID-ITPO,Hall No.19 First Floor Pragati Maidan New Delhi

NID reserves the right to cancel the programme. The registration fee of the candidate however will be » refunded in such an eventuality.

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