Workshop C3: Intro to Thuluth Style Calligraphy
Workshop Code: C3
Workshop Title: Intro to Thuluth Style Calligraphy
This workshop will provide you with a brief history of Islamic calligraphy, teach you the basic principles of Thuluth style so that you may distinguish it from other styles, and will teach you to write your name and basic words in the Thuluth style.
Instructor: Arash Shirinbab
Ticket Price: $30 online / $35 at the door
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time: 4:30 PM 6:30 PM (2 hours)
Materials provided by Zawaya: Legal size paper, calligraphy markers
Materials you need to bring: pencil, eraser, beam compass
About the Instructor: Arash Shirinbab learned Thuluth in 2008 from a master at the National Institute of Iranian Calligraphers and has participated in over 10 exhibits in the Bay Area. Arash prides himself on carrying his experience in calligraphy and his MBA into his calligraphy business. He is the co-founder and principal at Ziya Art Studio. Since 2011, he has successfully operated this studio in Berkeley by providing authentic Islamic and Persian calligraphy artwork.
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!|