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CBA 164-F19 | The Golden Age of Arabic Calligraphy

CBA 164-F19 | The Golden Age of Arabic Calligraphy

Tues 6-9PM, 10/15-11/12, 5 weeks, Room 209

Maximum Enrollment: 8 LBS

Course Description

Calligrapher Ibn Muqla codified the six scripts that became the foundation for the practice of calligraphy to come. He established a proportional writing system that used a circle with the diameter of the letter "alif" as its basis as well as he wrote extensively about the art of calligraphy and devised theories of letter shapes. Naskh calligraphy is the world wide among other styles, used in Qur'an, official decrees, and private correspondences. Students will learn and practice the rule of Naskh script, in addition to learning about Ibn Muqla and how to create artwork inspired by the creativity of him. This workshop is for the novice, the experienced artist, and anyone in between who is interested in learning something new, beautiful, and marvelous. Students will receive a curriculum on the first day of the course.

TUITION: $230 + FEES: $15
CEUs: 1.5

Kifah Abdulla is an artist, poet, writer, performer and teacher. Born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, he is the Arabic calligraphy instructor at MECA/CS, Arabic language instructor at SMCC and Arabic and calligraphy at The Language Exchange. He has exhibited in many places in Maine and his recent artwork related the Arabic calligraphy as an art form in contemporary art in America. Abdulla is involved in many cultural and artistic projects, he lives and work in Portland Maine.

1. Mixed media papers 11"x14" 50 sheets

2. Waterproof ink/ Calligraphy Higgins or any kind 2.5oz

3. Nibs E 3/5 or 1/2, reed pen, and left hand LC-0

4. Pencils, ruler, eraser

5. Any available medium: acrylic, gouache, etc

6. Two paint angled brushes: 1/2" and 3/8"

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