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Fall Intensive Arabic Calligraphy Workshop with Pablo Khalid Casado (October 2017)


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Fall Intensive Arabic Calligraphy Workshop with Pablo Khalid Casado (October 2017)


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Calligraphy is creativity: An interview with master artist wissam shawkat

This is the way I see it, in art, in order to leave a mark in history you need to do something new, you can’t just copy what’s been done a hundred years ago. If you master the rules you can break them later. The way you will break them is with confidence, with the right way of breaking the rules. 

For someone living in the U.S, one should study the traditional method in parallel to modern artists, lettering artists and Latin letters forms and design.

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Connecting You to the Art of Calligraphy


"What an extraordinary way the reed pen has, of drinking darkness and pouring out light!” 

-Abu Hafs Ibn Burd Al-Asghar (Andalusi Poet)

                                                                         

Connecting You to the Art of Calligraphy


"What an extraordinary way the reed pen has, of drinking darkness and pouring out light!” 

-Abu Hafs Ibn Burd Al-Asghar (Andalusi Poet)

                                                                         

 

Our Mission

We are passionate about bringing together those who seek knowledge of arabic calligraphy and accomplished teachers and masters of the art. Our program is carefully designed to offer ongoing instruction to novice and seasoned students.

 
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Calligraphy is Spirituality: An Interview with Turkish Calligrapher Fatih Özkafa


Calligraphy is Spirituality: An Interview with Turkish Calligrapher Fatih Özkafa


 

 After the 16th century, generally all Muslim calligraphers began to take Ottoman calligraphers as examples. This has continued to the present day.

Therefore, Istanbul became the capital of calligraphy as well as the capital of Islamic civilization with its architecture, knowledge and wisdom. Therefore, I think that because Istanbul is where the Turkish aesthetics are applied to calligraphy, it has been a privilege for me to engage with calligraphy in Turkey, in other words in Istanbul, and it is a great opportunity. Continue Reading