|The last and root letter of the Tibetan Alphabet 'a'.|
drawn indicating the suggested order and direction
of it's construction. Photograph by Jayarava.
The Tibetan Calligraphy weekend workshop held in London, 25th-26th June 2011, was an all round success. Two long days of intense instruction from Tashi was just enough time to focus on the Tibetan alphabet, vowel signs and a short demonstration and explanation of the Mani mantra, all in the Uchen script style.
|Photograph by Jayarava.|
Each letter of the alphabet was individually explained in proportion and construction, using the traditional grid method as a guide to achieve well formed lettering.
|Tashi marking out construction lines.|
Photograph by Jayarava.
Among the workshop participants was Siddham calligraphy expert Jayarava, who runs the Visible Mantra : Buddhist Calligraphy website and blog.
Jayarava who commented on the workshop said:
Another participant was Paul Antonio who describes himself as a scribe, but more specialized as an expert in the various script forms of European calligraphy. He is a successful calligrapher with many notable clients such as appointed to the British Royal family.
Paul who also runs courses in calligraphy, was a fine example of how to sit with the correct posture to maximize the ease and flow when writing.
During the workshop, Tashi gave personal attention to each participant, instructing and guiding every individual to better their hand in the art of Tibetan Calligraphy.
|Personal instruction. Photograph by Jayarava.|
Any Future Courses and workshops with Tashi Mannox on Tibetan calligraphy will be announced in due course on this blog. If you would like to follow this blog, you can do so by clicking on the 'google' follow button on the right column from here.