Arabic Calligraphy for Beginners at the 55th Annual ISNA Convention
Date(s) - 09/01/2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
George R. Brown Convention Center
ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS
Arabic Calligraphy is an introductory class for ages 12 and above. This hands-on workshop will teach students the basics of Arabic Calligraphy including the various styles and techniques.
Brief introduction to the history of Arabic Calligraphy, the various styles and its role in Islamic Arts.
Beginner Basics: Type of pens used, how to hold a pen, usage of angles etc. Students will practice writing Arabic letters using a chisel tip pen, by measuring through the technique of rhomboid dots.
Students will learn how to combine letters into short words common to some duas and also taken from the final dua, e.g. “rabb”, “ilma”, “Allah”, “Bismillah”, “Ar-Rahman”, etc.
Students will end the workshop with a final Calligraphy piece by writing a dua with a chisel tip pen on parchment type paper.
Cost is $30/person. Workshops are 1 hour long. All materials will be provided and are included in the cost of the workshop.
Munther Yousef was born in Algeria now residing in Houston, Texas. Has a computer science degree and work with the Energy Trading and Risk Management software’s for Oil and Gas. Munther became interested in calligraphy in the first grade, when he learned to write with feather quills and ink. He continued to study on his own and under his cousin, who taught Arabic calligraphy at the University of Jordan and was certified from a great Calligrapher in Iraq.
Over the course of five years, he attended summer classes to learn the five major Arabic Calligraphy fonts.
He has incorporated his skills into past employment in graphic design in Jordan and he has been teaching Calligraphy classes to various levels at:
- Arab American Cultural and Community Center
- Asia Society Texas Center
- Islamic center in Pearland
Munther also teaches private classes groups and one on one. He has performed live calligraphy at several places and festivals like Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Islamic Arts Festival, Islamic Arts Exhibit in Houston City Hall.
His website is: www.muntheryousef.com
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