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The Art of Islamic World: Arabic Calligraphy Demo

Intercultural Kids Visual arts Youth & teens
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Richmond Public Library

Richmond, BC



Offered in English, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.


The workshop will give an introduction to the basics of Arabic calligraphy. Attendees will have a chance to learn:

- Different styles of writing calligraphy

- Tools for writing calligraphy (Bamboo Pen, Ink, and Paper)

- What's written in calligraphy

- Have your name written in Arabic Calligraphy

- Connect the dots and colouring activities



Islamic Art of British Columbia (iabc) Art by Nikhat Izhar Qureshi

My name is Nikhat Qureshi and I am excited to welcome you to a hands-on introduction to basic Arabic Calligraphy. A self-taught, award-winning visual Artist & Calligrapher, my passion for this art is driven by the religious writings and poetic texts composed artistically. As an explorer of Islamic Art, I briefly studied the basics of "Nastaliq" script of Calligraphy at the tutelage of a non-traditional calligraphy master from Pakistan and Thuluth Script from the master calligrapher in Canada. This sacred art of writing requires a lifetime to master however I am passionate about sharing knowledge at any stage of learning. My work has been part of the exhibitions in the USA, Pakistan and now in Canada. This demo workshop is a humble effort on my part to share the gift of creativity. It is designed to be enjoyed by everyone even those without the previous knowledge of Arabic.


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