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We are conducting a ‘Calligraphy Workshop‘ by master Calligrapher Santosh Kshirsagar on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September, 2014 from 11am to 5pm at Space118, 118, Wadi Bunder Road, Mazagon, Near Wallace Flour Mill, St. Mary’s School or Fazlani School, Mumbai-400010. For directions kindly see our website –

Born in 1967, Santosh Kshirsagar has received both his B.F.A and M.F.A (by research) from Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art. He returned to his alma mater to teach and has been taking courses on Indian calligraphy (especially Devanagari), typography and visual communication design for the past twenty years. Amongst his most noted work are his typefaces in Gujrati and Oriya for Microsoft Windows XP; these were the first of their kind to be designed in the OTF format. He has spoken about Indian calligraphy in renowned institutions and conferences in Germany, Belgium, England and Japan, as well as conducted hundreds of workshops and has many publications to his name. His work has been exhibited in Australia and USA, and in Japan with Prof. Mori Kooun. Santosh Kshirsagar is currently pursuing his Ph. D. at the Industrial Design Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

The workshop aims to introduce you to the art and craft of calligraphy. Like all art forms, calligraphy or typography is a form of self expression. Here, artists use words and fonts to create aesthetic and literary pieces. And just like all art forms it may take a while for you to become an expert, but this workshop may well sow the seeds for the exploration.

Creativity lies all around us, and all it needs is a keen eye to seek it out. This is going to be the essence of the calligraphy workshop where the team will train you to look for alphabets and expressions in everyday things around you. The workshop will mainly deal with the Roman script and all attendees will be allowed to choose their own scripts for the workshop. This class is divided into four progressive units: Understanding the Tools, Learning Letter Structure, Learning the Alphabet, and Developing a Style. You’ll create a one-of-a-kind alphabet in a modern calligraphy style and develop a set of skills for bringing a persuasive, personal script to any personal project, wedding or otherwise!

Anyone above the age of 10 can join the workshop. There is no prerequisite knowledge required for this workshop.

The fees for this workshop is available on request.

There will be tea, snacks and light refreshments in the evening.

Since we have limited seats we would now confirm your spot only after receiving the payment for the two-day workshop by the 4th September, 2014.

Please clearly mention your name, email id and cell phone numbers when making the payment and if you are booking a seat for two or more people kindly mention everyone’s names and contact details as well.

– If you have any calligraphy tools, bring them along!
– 12 Inch Plastic ruler
– 0.5 lead micro-tip clutch pencil (Available in all stationery stores)
– Simple Black Ink ball-point or Micro-tip pen
– Pencil and eraser
– Small plastic container or bowl for water
– Small ceramic or stainless steel container for ink
– Cotton rags or old towels

– ‘Devanagari’ Basic Calligraphy Manual
– Calligraphy style manual in Roman/Latin script
– Self made Reed Pens- Traditional tool for Indian Calligraphy.
– Black water-proof Ink
– Calligraphy tools.