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Mon, 08 Feb



Decorative Devanagri by Achyut Palav

Explore the world of possibilities this beautiful script can offer! Dive into variations, flourishing, composition & lots more with Master Calligrapher Achyut Palav!

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Decorative Devanagri by Achyut Palav
Decorative Devanagri by Achyut Palav

Time & Location

08 Feb 2021, 6:30 pm IST – 25 Feb 2021, 8:30 pm IST


About the event

Devanagari is a historically prominent Indian script.

Despite being such an ancient script, Devanagari has not been explored much in terms of calligraphy. This significant lacuna strikes out when compared to the multiple hands developed for the Roman script.

Decorative Devanagari is an attempt to explore the beauty of this script and to bring out the wonderful possibilities offered by the vertical lines, horizontal lines, ovals, curvatures and conjunctions in this script. Using newer, efficient and non-traditional tools for this script will provide a new dimension to limitless opportunities for exquisite interaction between positive and negative spaces. There is an excitement in doing Devanagari calligraphy because one can never anticipate which two alphabets might come together to give one, a new conjunction, in turn providing a new picture to draw and play around with. ‘Flourishing’ in calligraphy is considered to be a Western concept, integrating that into Devanagari can be challenging and satisfying at once. Decorative Devanagari is like a push forward for drawing Devanagari rather than just writing it, as has been done traditionally.

Decorative Devanagari opens the doors to the world of possibilities, this script can offer to the calligraphy artist.


Monday, 8th February

Thursday, 11th February

Monday, 15th February

Thursday, 18th February

Monday, 22nd February

Thursday, 25th February

6:30 - 8:30pm IST | 1:00 - 3:00pm GMT | 8:00 - 10:00am EST

These are the following MATERIALS & TOOLS that you will require:- 


1) Cartridge paper (quarter size)

2) Tinted paper (red, black, ochre yellow)

3) Bond paper ( half size)

4) Soft pastels (square)

5) Transparent photo colours

6) Black ink

7) Steel instruments (various sizes)

8) Pilot parallel pens

9) Coit pens (2 liner, 3 liner and 4 liner)

10) Marker (brush coloured marker – Tombow)

11) Flat markers

12) Ruling pen (bow pen)

13) Colour pencils

Please note:- we will not be providing a kit for this class, do feel free to reach out to us for any help 

HANDOUTS & INFORMATION - we will send across a PDF of the workshop handouts a week before class that you can print, along with the google drive link & zoom login details (you will need to create a Zoom account if you don't have one)

Students will have access to the recordings of all six classes of 2 hours each till the 25th of March, 2021

HOMEWORK & FEEDBACK - There will be homework provided after each class and a Google drive link to upload your work after which the corrected work with feedback will be put back on the link.

Refunds and cancellation: There will be no refund for the workshop once registration is done, unless there is a change from the organizers end.


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