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Calligraphy Workshop

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Alhamra Art Center

21 Claremont Road

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

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Calligraphy, Khatt in Arabic, is the highest of arts in Islamic cultures throughout the world. Based on the concept that the Qur’an is the actual word of God, the first revelation of the Qur’an mentions the “pen” that God uses to teach humankind. Many calligraphers consider this a mandate for the art that developed as a form to record and reflect the beauty of the Qur’an. Calligraphy adorns architecture, pottery, tilework, metalwork as well as paper and books. Since the earliest history of Islam, the tradition of calligraphy has been handed down from master to student. There is an unbroken chain of practice that was brought to the United States in the 1980’s by Mohamed Zakariya who was the first American to receive an official diploma.

Elinor Holland has studied classical Khatt or calligraphy, with master Mohamed Zakariya for over 20 years and received her “ijaza”or certification in 2013. She is also a calligrapher of Latin script and teaches many classes for the NY Society of Scribes. She has exhibited in New York as well as Kuwait, Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Sharja

A full day beginner's workshop into an introduction to traditional Arabic Calligraphy.

All supplies included

No pre-requisites.

for Ages 15+

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Alhamra Art Center

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