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!
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.
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 itself. 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 of their home, as an illustration of their thoughts, hopes, and dreams.
India has a rich tradition of folk art that can be traced back to 3rd millennium B.C., in the pre-historic settlements. One such art form is Warli Art, this ancient and beautiful folk art originates from the Northern Sahyadri range in Maharashtra, traditionally practiced by tribal women. This art was first introduced in the 70’s and after that, named it "Warli" art.
This tribal art-form is as old as the Gond people themselves – at least 1400 years if not more! Within the larger Gond identity, it is the Pardhan Gonds who are renowned for their artistic skills, be it painting or music. The Gonds have a belief that viewing a good image begets good luck and thus they decorate their walls & floors of their houses with traditional tattoos and motifs.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.