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Workshop C2: Intro to Riq'a Style Calligraphy
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Oakland, CA
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Workshop C2: Intro to Riq'a Style Calligraphy
Workshop Code: C2
Workshop Title:  Intro to Riq'a Style Calligraphy

This workshop is an introduction to the different styles of calligraphy with a hands-on lesson on the basic elements of the Riq'a style.  You will learn how to write letters in Riq'a calligraphy.  It is a great first time lesson for anyone interested in taking a step toward the beautiful art of Arabic calligraphy.  While it would be beneficial for you to know the Arabic alphabet, it is not required.

Instructor:  Lubna Shaikh
Ticket Price:  $25 online / $30 at the door
Date:  Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time:  11:00 AM  12:30 PM  (1.5 hours)
Materials provided by Zawaya:  8×10 glossy or cardstock paper, calligraphy pens, chisel tip Sharpie, foam padding
Materials you need to bring:  pencil, eraser, ruler

About the Instructor:  Lubna Shaikh is a California native who studied fine arts at San Jose State University.  Having a passion for Arabic Calligraphy, she traveled to Cairo and studied under Master Arabic Calligrapher Ustadh Syed Fathy.  Lubna also teaches Art and Arabic Calligraphy in the community.


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
United States


Arts > Visual
Education > Workshops
Other > Spiritual

Minimum Age: 17
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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