San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In partnership with the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, this workshop opens with an introduction to methods, tools and materials as well as the training involved in becoming a calligrapher. Participants will have a go at writing the Arabic alphabet using traditional soot ink and reed pen, following a proportional system. The session will also include a tour with the artist of her exhibition Hurriyah, and an opportunity to learn about the different techniques used to create the Hurriyah animation.
Soraya Syed is a London-based calligraphic artist, who received the prestigious icazetname from Istanbul in 2005. In her practice, she celebrates the constant tension between remaining true to her classical training while exploring further possibilities. She recently co-founded an app and web project called Nuqta. www.artofthepen.com