'The Magic of Fusion - A Calligraphy Workshop'
A workshop by Mr. Achyut R. Palav
Calligrapher, Mumbai

The art of calligraphy manifests when an artist envisions letters and symbols beyond their evident forms. Each script has its unique appearance. Each letter is a design and can be exploited individually to create numerous designs and patterns. With this workshop we aim to expand our imaginations by taking one letter each from two different scripts and creating designs using a combination of their forms. Various alphabets from across the globe will be chosen and students will have the freedom to choose any two. This exercise in fusion of scripts will allow the student to explore the scripts, the culture they belong to, the possibilities of blending styles and mainly their potential of application in design. In a way they get to discover the aesthetic promise of various scripts and the magic their fusion creates.

Materials/ tools to be brought by student participants:
Black Ink, Camel Transparent Photo Color (Box), Markers, Water Bowl, Brush, Calligraphy Pens and Nibs .

About Instructor:

Sri Achyut Palav

Achyut Palav is one of the foremost names in Indian calligraphy today. With his unique approach and faith in the aesthetic appeal of the art, he has made significant contribution in reviving the glory of Indian calligraphy. His efforts & initiatives have made it possible for the Devnagari Script to gain popularity on national & international platform. Through his various exhibitions and workshops in India and abroad, he has demonstrated calligraphy in Devnagari, English & other Indian languages. He believes that each letter & symbol is a design in itself & has the potential of a becoming a piece of art. Calligraphy according to him is like any other art form is all about perception. We can alter our thinking dimensions& broaden our imagination in order to change your perception. Achyut Palav has always considered calligraphy to be the art of the common man & strives to create awareness in the masses about the heritage & modern-day application of Indian Calligraphy. He has successfully experimented in fusing calligraphy with performing arts while working with noted musicians, dancers & theatre artists. With his various experiments with texture, tools, media & various scripts, he has proven that calligraphy has a vast potential for commercial application. Achyut Palav has many publications, exhibitions and awards to his name befitting the tremendous work he has done. His paintings adorn the walls of prominent museums, establishments & corporate offices. He has founded the ‘Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy’ & established ‘Callifest’ –A Festival of Indian Scripts. His current work primarily is to promote calligraphy in all spheres of life and ensure that it reaches newer heights of glory.