Good writing is clear thinking made visible. Neat, legible and uniform writing is a challenge and concern for every parent and teacher because a good handwriting has its own perks. It allows you to be more imaginative, creative, enhances critical thinking skills, build's self-confidence and creates better readers.
Handwriting is more than just a form of communication: It reveals our Personality. Print writing or Block letters, which children are first taught to write, are a sans-serif style of writing the script in which the letters are individual glyphs, with no joining. Learning Print handwriting first improves not just hand-eye co-ordination but also adds qualities of restraint and conscious thought.
DEVANAGARI - the script used for writing Hindi, Sanskrit and Marathi languages in popular knowledge, is composed of 47 primary characters including 14 vowels and 33 consonants, is among the fourth most widely adopted writing system in the world which is being used for over 120 languages.
Whether it is wedding or an event invite, font design or typography, original hand-lettered logo design, religious art, announcement, graphic design or a commissioned calligraphic art, cut stone inscription or memorial document; all are examples of the flourishing art of Calligraphy!
Forget the traditional dip-pens and ink! For, Brush Calligraphy by Penkraft is here! While similar in concept to the traditional calligraphy done using a cut-nib calligraphy dip-pen and ink, brush calligraphy differs in the tool being used for writing – a 'brush-pen' or even conventional brushes (the ones you use for water colours) – they are cheaper and easier to get used to!
Learning an art is such an exciting journey. It allows you to explore various techniques, colours and express your innermost thoughts in a sublime manner. In the digital world of the 21st century, the pace of life is so frantic frenetic that each of us is in need of an artistic outlet to vent out their pent-up emotions.
A mandala is complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, "Mandala" is a Sanskrit word that means "Circle". Mandala generally has one identifiable centre point which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. Mandala is great tool for meditation and increasing self-awareness.
India has a rich tradition of folk art through the centuries history - one such art among these is Warli art. This beautiful folk art originates from the Northern Sahyadri range in Maharashtra, traditionally practiced by tribal women. This art was first introduced in the '70s and after that, it named "Warli" art.
Now is the time to create! An art form that will help you to express your emotions, you'll be more observant to the details and a great stress buster. Madhubani painting originated in a small village, known as Maithili, of the Bihar state of India. Initially, the women folk of the village drew the paintings on the walls.
Each and every art of ancient India has a uniqueness about it. Have you heard about a painting style using dots, dashes and fine lines in it extensively, and that too with an amazing level of accuracy and geometry? There is one, and it is called as Gond Art.Since many centuries it has been the traditional painting style of one of the largest community of central India, the Gonds.
The word decoupage originates from French verb "decouper", meaning to cut out or cut from something. It is the art of decorating an object by gluing coloured paper cut-outs onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and other decorative elements and then coating them with layers of varnish, the finished product looks beautiful. This simple art form is not just easy to learn, but also can be accomplished with readily available material and substitutes, thus kindling the doer's creativity in many different ways.
Phonics is a method for teaching reading and writing of an alphabetic language by developing in beginners' phonemic awareness—the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes(sounds)— so that they can link the sounds and the spelling patterns (graphemes or letters) that represent them. It helps the beginners understand the relationship between the letters of written language and the sounds of the spoken language, which is completely dependent on the alphabetic principle.
Alcohol Inks are brightly colored, dye-based paints that are most often used in creating free-flowing textures. They can be utilized alone or in blended media activities, e.g., printing and stamping, jewelry making, fabric dyeing, and lighting up household objects.
In Resin Art, they say, your creative output is as unlimited as your imagination! Resins, or Epoxy resins as their actual name goes, are a two-component system consisting of resin and hardener. By mixing the two components, a chemical reaction takes place so that the liquid resin gradually hardens to a solid substance. The result is a high-gloss, clear surface.
Fluid art, also known as paint pouring, flow art or liquid art, is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny ( fluid ) consistency. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined together to make interesting and visually organic motifs and patterns.
Lippan Art, or Lippan Kaam also known as Mud and Mirror Work. Lippan or mud washing is an ethnic form of art done on inner walls of houses using mixture of clay and camel dung by making intricate patterns using glass pieces to create designs. This form of art uses mixture of ceramic for different surfaces, shaping clay to create various designs, mirror pieces and acrylic paints.
Image transfer is a wonderful art of transferring your favourite pictures or chosen images on different surfaces. It results in a look as if the image is printed on the surface. The process is simple, interesting and gives a wonderful effect creating personalized products and gifts in a jiffy.
In ancient India, folk-singers wandered from one village to another, narrating stories from the epics, in ballads and songs, to the village folk. In course of time, this tradition of story-telling changed its medium to cloth and canvas paintings and thus was born the beautiful art form of Kalamkari – in the villages of SriKalahasti and Masulipatnam, both in present-day Andhra Pradesh.