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CBA 162-W19 | Arabic Calligraphy (Tughra Style )

CBA 162-W19 | Arabic Calligraphy (Tughra Style )

Sat, 9AM-12PM, 1/19-2/23 no class 2/16, 5 weeks, Room: D-1

Maximum Enrollment: 12 LBS

Course Description

Become an Arabic calligrapher artist from scratch. This class will be your chance to practice and create Arabic calligraphy in Tughra, and make beautiful and meaningful pieces. Tughra is a calligraphic monogram, seal or signature of a sultan that was affixed to all official documents and correspondence. No class 2/16/19.

TUITION: $230 + FEES: $10

Kifah Abdulla is an artist, poet, writer and teacher. Born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, he is the Arabic calligraphy instructor at CS/MECA, Arabic language instructor at the Language Exchange, founder of the International Arabic Language Day Event in Portland, co- founder of the first Arabic learner website in ME, co- curator of exhibit and project " Migration Experience ", and he often reads his poetry with music accompaniment. Abdulla is involved in many cultural and artistic projects. His recent work is related to Arabic calligraphy as an art form. He is working to harmonize three elements in his work: Arabic alphabet, color, and movement. He is developing his style in the vast space of contemporary art in America. Abdulla lives and work in Portland Maine.


  • Mixed media papers 9" x 12" / 50 Sheets
  • waterproof black ink / any kind 2.5 oz
  • Nibs E 3/5 or 1/2, and reed pen
  • Pencils, eraser
  • Ruler
  • Any available medium: acrylic, gouache, etc
  • Two paint angled brushes : 1/2" and 3/8"

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