Workshop C1: Intro to Nasta'liq Style Calligraphy
Workshop Code: C1
Workshop Title: Intro to Nasta'liq Style Calligraphy
In this workshop, you will learn to recognize the key features of the Nasta'liq style of Arabic/Persian calligraphy, become familiar with traditional calligraphy tools, and learn to write letters and words using the Nasta'liq style. You will leave the workshop with your own attempts at the Nasta'liq style, and have your name or a word of your choice written for you in Nasta'liq style as a work of art from the artist/instructor. No previous calligraphy experience required.
Instructor: Fateme Montazeri
Ticket Price: $30 online / $35 at the door
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM 3:30 PM (2 hours)
Materials provided by Zawaya: Legal size paper, calligraphy markers
Materials you need to bring: none
About the Instructor: Fateme Montazeri earned her degree in Nasta'liq calligraphy from the National Institute of Iranian Calligraphers at Tehran. She is currently a PhD student of Islamic Art, and studies the reflections of spirituality in Islamic art. She is the co-founder of Ziya Art Studio in Berkeley, and has participated in many exhibits in the Bay Area. Please visit www.wix.com/ziyastudio/ziya.
This workshop is but one of 34 workshops that are part of a larger event called "Doorway to Islamic Civilization: Hands-On Workshops on Islamic Art & Culture". To see the complete list of workshops offered, please visit: www.zawaya.org
Islamic civilization boasts an intellectual, artistic, and cultural heritage that spans continents and centuries. The gradations of shape, color, taste, texture, and sound that exist within and between Muslim peoples and cultures are as rich and diverse as their ideas and attitudes, as well as their languages, races, and ethnicities. Out of this fertile and potent mix of elements emerged artforms and practices that can enrich and beautify our lives.
Zawaya thus launches an original event: "Doorway to Islamic Civilization", a weekend collection of hands-on workshops on Islamic art and culture set against the current social backdrop of Islamophobia. These workshops are meant to give those interested the opportunity to get to know Islam and Muslims by providing a safe space within which to explore and experience the Islamic sense of beauty embodied in art, crafts, music, architecture, and more. In addition to the workshops, there will be a film showing of "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" followed by a panel discussion between the filmmaker, Michael Wolfe, and Islamic art and architecture experts. The Mevlevi Order of America will also be present to offer a Dhikr (a devotional act) by Mevlevi musicians and dervish turners.
This event is co-sponsored by The Afghan Coalition, The Arab Cultural and Community Center of San Francisco (ACCC), Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Aslan Media, The Center for Islamic Studies at GTU in Berkeley, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (CLUE CA), Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), Islamic Network Group (ING), and Ziya Art Studio.
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (View)
1433 Madison St.
Oakland, CA 94612
|Minimum Age: 17|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|