In this workshop, beginners and enthusiasts will be practicing the basics of the Devanagari script, starting with practicing basic strokes and creating Devanagari letter forms. The workshop focuses on understanding the tool and medium—how does the tool direct the form of the letter in calligraphy? The workshop will also look at space, balance and harmony created with these black-and-white forms. Along with the practice of Devanagari calligraphy, we will also look at calligraphy from Jain manuscripts which is stylistically distinct. Looking primarily at the Jain style and its distinct features within the Devanagari calligraphy style, the workshop will address the following questions: how does the scribe’s hand influence a particular style? What are the ways to analyse the stroke and recreate the style? There will also be a brief overview of the Jain Devanagari style from manuscripts and current practices of manuscript writing.
This workshop is free.