The origin of Calligraphy history is rooted in the year 206 BCE- 220CE during the reign of the Shang dynasty. It became more prevalent during the rule of the Han dynasty.

Post World War 2 an avant-garde calligraphy developed in Japan while in the parallel universe USAwas more focused on expression and creative freedom. In the 20th century calligraphy again picked up pace in Arab due to de-colonisation.

With difficulties faced by using fountain pen and non-availability of ink and parts of fountain pen there was a need to have an easy-going and neat writing tool to carry the legacy of calligraphy. Brushpen was the solution for the same. It became even more popular when a lot of videos on social media and youtube were uploaded for this art form.

About The Artist

Kaushani resides in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She is a Chartered Accountant by profession. She started her calligraphy journey in January. She utilises Gothic calligraphy and has learnt copperplate calligraphy. She currently teaches calligraphy part time and full time CA.

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The Workshop Began

The workshop began with Kaushani explaining that there are 3 types of brush pens- small tip, medium tip  and large tip. She explained that one should keep their hand perpendicular to the page or 45 degree angle to get perfect strokes. Giving pressure gives thick strokes. Further , she made downstroke and upstroke with a pink pen. Likewise, she explained the curves in U and V.  One by one she illustrated all the alphabets. 

Towards The End Of The Workshop

Kaushani showed her notebook in which had previously done various strokes. 

The attendees were from different parts of the country. Also, they belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. The Circle Community, as always, was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together. 

On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!
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