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Calligraphy is known as the art of drawing beautiful hand letterings. One is encouraged to try out variations, experiment and discover their own potential for drawing letterforms.
To do calligraphy, it involves learning about the following aspects:
• The flow of the line in the letterform (stroke)
• The tool used to draw the letterform (pens, brushes, bamboo sticks, etc.)
• The medium on which the letterform is drawn (paper, cloth, etc.)
The course on calligraphy as conceived by Professor R. K. Joshi would take you through the essential steps of learning calligraphy. The learning happens by doing the exercises. For this, you need to practice letterings using different tools and explore different representation possibilities.
It's a 'Do it yourself course' with exercises that are supported by video demonstrations by Professor Santosh Kshirsagar, student of Professor R. K. Joshi and now a faculty member at the Sir J J Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, India.
Also, examples of calligraphy in India by masters like Professor R. K. Joshi, Achyut Palav, Santosh Khirsagar and others are given.
Below are the different types of tools used in calligraphy.