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Orient Station – Calligraffiti Workshop

11:00-17:00

We would like to invite all calligraphy enthusiasts to absolutely unique workshops of Calligraffiti, an art that combines calligraphy and street art. The workshops will take place during this year’s East of Culture – Different Sounds. They will be run by Taras Makar, a calligrapher from Kiev

This workshop is intended for people who are taking their first steps in calligraphy but have already acquired some basic skills. During the two-day workshop, the participants will try their hand at different techniques of writing letters and create their own compositions. On the second day, they will work on creating a large-format work that translates the fables of Biernat of Lublin into a visual language. The increasingly popular art of calligraffiti allows us to experiment, interpret and play with letters and this is what the participants will experience.

Taras Makar – an artist from Ivano-Frankivsk living and working in Kiev, where for over a year he has been teaching calligraphy and lettering at ArtiYa school of calligraphy. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Ukraine and Italy and his calligraffiti works are displayed in various cities in Ukraine and Germany. The ability to create new letters is what he loves most about calligraphy which he has been doing for nearly four years. In the future, he would like to continue creating new alphabets, compositions and bigger murals. Drawing inspiration from the works of such artists as Vasyl Chebanyk, Vitalyi Mitchenko and Luca Barcellona he created his first Ukrainian script-based alphabet called RAM for his diploma project. Taras Makar’s Gallery: https://www.behance.net/mr_sheep.

Calligraphy workshop will take place 6-7 July 2017 from 11:00-17:00 in the patio of Workshops of Culture in Lublin at Grodzka 7.

The workshop is in English.

The workshop requires registration. We are accepting applications until 30 June 2017. They should be e-mailed to e.kietlinska-drozd@warsztatykultury.pl. Please state your full name, phone number, e-mail address and include a brief description of your calligraphy experience (feel free to attach a portfolio). The number of places is limited. Applications are processed in the order they are received.

Taras Makar is also creating visuals for the music stages for this year’s East of Culture – Different Sounds. The inspiration for his work was the original text and font of Lublin’s city charter dated 15.08.1317, which gives the work symbolic meaning in the context of this year’s celebrations of the 700th anniversary of granting city rights to Lubli