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Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

Saturday 25 May 2024

  • 75 British pounds
  • Knaresborough

Available spaces

Arabic Calligraphy is an art form that has been practised for centuries. The beauty of this script lies in its intricate patterns, flowing curves and sharp angles that together create a harmonious and visually striking composition. Traditional techniques use bamboo or reed pens (Qalam) which we will be using alongside markers, pencils and various inks to create the letters. The fluidity of the script offers unlimited possibilities, even within a single word, as letters can be stretched and transformed in various ways to create different designs. We will start by practising letter drills and exercises (flourishes) to enhance muscle memory before going on to practice the letters using marker pens. Following on from this, a traditional bamboo pen will be used, along with inks to practise the letters. Participants will then be guided to develop their own abstract design they can take home with them at the end of the session. Hafifa Ahmed is an artist and Arabic calligrapher living in Leeds. She completed an MA in Creative Practice from Leeds Arts University in 2020 and has since gone on to have exhibitions, deliver workshops and was recently part of Bradford LiT festival in November 2023 where a sound and installation piece was co-created with the community. Saturday 25 May 2024 10am - 4pm with Hafifa Ahmed This workshop takes place at: Henshaws Art & Crafts Centre 50 Bond End Knaresborough HG5 9AL Includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

Cancellation Policy

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