I'm Hafifa and my passion is Arabic calligraphy- teaching it, making art and running workshops. This experience will give you a new skill in this beautiful form and as a bonus there is no prior experience needed to do this form. You will learn how to construct the letters and to make an abstract pattern at the end of the session. This workshop is also for those who are looking for a mindful experience as it about slowing down and paying attention to your breath and how your hand connects with your body in terms of movement.Detailed description:
This experience is for those with no prior knowledge and and involves learning all the letters of the alphabet in Arabic script. The practice sheets will via sent out via email and we will practice them together. Once I have seen your work online, I can provide instant feedback and your practice in this form will improve. I will then give a demonstration in how to draw an abstract form and time will be given in completing this task. I will also draw a few simpler forms, for those who wish to tackle the abstract calligraphy piece in their own time.
Learning Arabic calligraphy is a useful way of slowing down and connecting with your body and breath in making this beautiful form. Once you have experienced forming these letters, you will want to continue making your own amazing patterns!
Hi, So my passion for learning Arabic calligraphy led me to finding a calligraphy teacher in Bradford , who was in turn taught by a master calligrapher from Pakistan- Khurshid Gohar Qalam. As calligraphers are traditionally taught by a master, there was a direct chain of transmission in this experience, which I hope to pass on to you. Since then, I have learnt several other styles of Arabic calligraphy and went on to do an MA in creative Practice at Leeds Arts University. I have also recently completed a Research project there from May 2022- October 2023, which resulted in a series of heart sculptures being made as well as a series of prints and a calligraphic film.
I have done several workshops, including a 10 week online one during Covid. recently I have combined screen printing with this form as well as offer it to youth groups and young people in Leeds.
Mo other passions are food and travel, which can usually be spotted on my instagram page!
The setting will be my studio at home. it is large and airy, so there is plenty of light.
If you would like to request for alternative dates not currently showing in availability, please contact the host directly via private message
All participants will need a computer /tablet and and a zoom link. Having plain paper to hand, photocopy paper will b e fine as well as a few sheets of good quality paper for your final design. Also required a chisel tip ( graphic pen) as well as a pencil/rubber/ruler.