Sat, Oct 21|
Brookfield Craft Center
Workshop: Introduction to Persian Calligraphy
This series of workshops taught by Alibaba Awrang will be building the foundational skills in Persian Calligraphy. Students will learn how to select a subject for their composition, choose paper, colors and other working materials, and practice and prepare for the final design.
Time & Location
Oct 21, 2023, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Brookfield Craft Center, 286 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804, USA
About the Event
286 Whisconier Rd, PO Box 122 Brookfield, CT 06804 United States
Saturday, October 21, 2023-Saturday, December 16, 2023
9:30 AM-12:30 PM on Sat
Member Discount Available
Typically, Persian painting has focused on the depiction of patterns combined with Arabic calligraphy, an artistic practice of handwriting, using layers of ink and watercolor with both brush and pens.
Alibaba will structure the classes for the absolute beginner, however all levels are welcome. Students will learn to use the pens, inks and watercolors in the manner and style of the Turquoise Mountain Association in Afghanistan where Ali Baba taught for over 20 years. The first workshop will be an Introduction to calligraphy. Students will learn about calligraphy tools, they will be shown examples of calligraphy, witness a demonstration and experience the practice of writing a poem using traditional materials.
This series of workshops will be building the foundational skills in Persian Calligraphy. Students will learn how to select a subject for their composition, choose paper, colors and other working materials, and practice and prepare for the final design.
Each scheduled class students will leave with skills to practice for the next class.
At the end of each class there will be shared discussion ****Classes held 10/21, 11/18 & 12/16****
- There is a $4 registration fee included in tuition.Members will have the $4 fee deducted from the tuition. A $30,00 materials fee is included in the tuition.** Class size is limited to 7 students**Please note that classes at Brookfield Craft Center must meet a minimum number of registrations for the class to run. Students will be notified within a week's notice whether their class will be held. If the class is canceled due to low enrollment, students may request to be transferred to another class or be refunded in full.
Alibaba Awrang, was born in Aloudal Village, Gaghoory district (Hazarajat) from Ghazni, a province in Afghanistan. He and his family were forced to flee Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover. Along with his family, he is now resettled in Connecticut where he continues his journey as an artist. Ali Baba graduated with a Master’s Degree in Calligraphy from the Iranian Calligraphic Association and is known around the world as one of the most esteemed Islamic Calligraphers alive today. His name is synonymous with quality, craftsmanship and authenticity. He has participated in exhibitions around the world and received acknowledgements at the highest levels. He is passionate about his work and teaching others to find that passion.