Calligraphy on Husainabad Imambara (Pic Credit: Shamim Aarzoo)

Learn Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering, with a broad tip instrument, brush, or any other writing instrument. Contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as, “the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner”. Modern calligraphy ranges from functional inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the letters may or may not be readable. During the Mughals in India, calligraphy got prominence and one can see on almost all the Mughal era monuments, calligraphic inscriptions in some form or another.

On this experience, in association with ‘Ilm-o-Hunar’, an organisation that promotes calligraphy in modern times and is intensely involved in spreading this dying art among the masses, we take you through a five hours step-by-step session in Urdu or Arabic, using modern day instruments such as sketch pens, fountain pens, pencils etc. These can be done on paper, ceramic plates, on walls, metals, stones et al. A session typically will not only provide a hands-on experience to participating guests, but might also encourage guests to take up this art on a thorough 15 days detailed course (this course is not a part of our day experience).

Cost :

On request –

Starting Time :

11 am (Flexible)

Expected Duration :

6 hours (split in two halves, pre-lunch & post lunch)

Remarks :

This is a learning experience (hands-on) of calligraphy for special interest guests.

The workshop is held at a traditional calligraphers home in an unpretentious setting.

Does not operate on Friday and a few festivals such as Holi, Eid & Mohorram.

  • Inclusions
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Pre-visit Orientation.

Calligrapher conduct this hands-on session.

Personal calligraphy kits.

Lecture on Lucknow Calligraphy.

Lunch and tea/coffee at the venue.

Transport cost to and from the venue (may be booked separately).

Any other food items apart from lunch on fixed menu on offer.

Any other beverage, other than tea & bottled water.