Two-day Intensive Calligraphy Workshop of Persian Nastaʿlīq Script
Language: English (Proficiency of Persian language is not required for this workshop)
Limited capacity, therefore attendance is only by online registration
This class is tailored mostly for beginners but open as well as for those with previous experience who want to improve their handwriting skills. Hands-on sessions will be combined with on-site demonstrations, live feedback, short informal lectures and Q&A
Nastaʿlīq script is traditionally the most predominant style in Persian calligraphy. It was developed in Iran in the 14th and 15th centuries. The script is well known for its fluid style. It has short verticals with no serifs and long horizontal strokes. Nastaʿlīq remains very widely used in Iran, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and some other countries for written poetry and as a form of art.
Persian Calligraphy Workshop
Level: Beginner (No knowledge of the language or the script is required)
Dates: March 16 and 17
Time: 11:00-16:00 (one hour Lunch break at 13:00)
Cost : 125 euros
Limited Capacity - Max number of participants is 10
++ WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ++
History, Theory and Technique
- Some good old history and theory
- Learning the writing technique: the lettering design of all the alphabet in Persian. In this session, we will start to write our first “A” to “Z”, with 90% of the class dedicated to practice and 10% to theory.
Produce Your Own Work
- We kick start the day by learning to write your own name.
- For the most part of this day, we focus on learning about form and composition. You will learn about Siah-Mashq (“black drill”) panels, which communicate via composition and form, rather than content. For this session, you will get very creative and playful, where you will be developing your own compositions.
++ WHAT TO BRING AND WHAT TO TAKE AWAY ++
What you will take away:
- your very own reed pen
- detailed handouts
- your creations and compositions
- theoretical and practical tools for the continuation of your practice
What is provided in the course:
- Persian Calligraphy Reed Pen (Qalam Ney)
- Ink (Morakkab)
- Silky Ink-Controller (Liqeh)
- Paper (Kaaqaz)
- Tea/coffee and some snack
What to bring:
- Your PATIENCE and SMILE
- An A4 folder to take away your creations
- Ink Container (Davaat) [There will be a limited number of containers to share between everyone at the workshop. Bring a very small container with you so I can prepare an ink container (with ink and Ligeh) that you can take home for further practice. It is important that the container should be small, shallow and with a wide opening, so the pen can easily enter]
- Ruler, (and/or compass ) to draw lines and circles, or any other shape you want to make on the second day.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Sahar Homami is a calligrapher and digital artist based in Berlin. Born and raised in Tehran, she was trained in Persian calligraphy from a very young age and acquired the Mastery level in Persian calligraphy by the age of 18. From 2009 - 2015 She was the representative of the Iran Calligrapher’s Association of North America in Montreal where she was regularly holding workshops and official exams. Since in Berlin, she has researched and focused on both digital and analogue art creations, developing new approaches in modern calligraphy.
Cancellation Policy: To ensure participant attendance, if you have registered for the workshop you must cancel your booking at least five days before the workshop for a refund
Payment: Registration for the workshop is through Eventbrite. If you do not wish to use Eventbrite Contact us in advance.
Public Relation: By registering, the organizer (Sahar Homami) will be given permission to take photos and film recordings during the event and to use these recordings in connection with the event for publicity and documentation, both analogue and digital.
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