Esplanade Presents | A Tapestry of Sacred Music


Beginners' Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

Faizal Somadi (Singapore)
22 & 23 Apr 2017Sat & Sun
1hr 30mins
Esplanade Bay Room

With over 1,400 years of history, khat, an Arabic term that dictates the manifestation of lines, is represented in the art of Arabic calligraphy that emerged around the same time as Islam. This workshop offers participants insight into this beautiful art form through different visual styles of script, which reflect the various practices and historical evolution of the form. Participants will also learn the fundamentals of khat, as well as the discipline and the mental state of a calligrapher. Using a traditional hand-carved bamboo or reed pen and inkwell, participants will learn how to write in Arabic.

About Faizal Somadi
Faizal Somadi has been practicing Roman and Arabic calligraphy for more than 14 years. With a background in design and arts, his love for calligraphy drove him to learn from various experts in Singapore, Malaysia and Turkey. Today, Faizal continues to hone his skills under the tutelage of his mentors. He also does research and experiments with different visual styles.

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