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Fall intensive arabic calligraphy workshop with Khalid Casado (October 2017)


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Fall intensive arabic calligraphy workshop with Khalid Casado (October 2017)


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Calligraphy Is Love: Profile of master Calligrapher elinor aishah holland

Calligraphy is about love. Most people when they do calligraphy, all these different relationships develop. You develop bonds of love with people through studying with them and under them. Love is in the letters, things that hold the letters together, things that hold everything together is love. This is really about love..

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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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The Forgotten Sacred Script of Andalusia: Profile of Master Artist Ian Whiteman


The Forgotten Sacred Script of Andalusia: Profile of Master Artist Ian Whiteman


 

For many, calligraphy is simply an art. But, over the years, it has been much more than that, from adorning spiritual knowledge through Quran manuscripts to helping preserve and spread other types of information. The muslims ruled the Iberian peninsula or Al-Andalus for about 800 years (711-1492). Islamic Spain resonates the splendor and masterpieces of European muslim heritage, art and architecture such as stucco panels, jewelry,marble capitals, and monuments such as the Alhambra, the great mosque of Cordoba and the palace city of Madinat al-Zahra.

 Many centuries ago, in Andalusi script calligraphy was THE primary form of writing, which written on paper, helped preserve and spread the knowledge of the time, and the knowledge passed down from Greek, and other, civilizations.

The preservation of the Andalusi script has been a long-time mission of master artist Ian Whiteman, also known as Abdallateef, one of the last remaining custodian and practitioner of the script in Andalusia Spain..Continue Reading