Calligraphy for Design

Saturday Workshops at Tashkeel

22 Jan 2011
12 Feb 2011

Workshop leader: Majid Alyousef
Maximum number of participants: 10
Schedule: Saturday 22 and 29 January; 5 and 12 February 2011
4 sessions x 5 hrs/Total 20 hrs
Part one: 10.00 – 13.00; Part two: 14.00 – 16.00
Fees: Tashkeel members: 1475 DHS per course
Non-members: 1640 DHS per course

Calligraphy for Design -

This workshop is composed of a series of lectures and hands-on tutorials that aim to develop the basic skills of calligraphy and explore the usage of calligraphy in design context and applications.

The following areas will be covered:
1- The major styles of Islamic Calligraphy
2- The anatomy of characters and letters
3- 2D Design theory and practice
4- The Golden Ratio
5- Designing modern and new styles
6- The Basics of Emblems and Logo design
7- Typographic applications of Calligraphy
8- Calligraphy as a form of Abstract Art

As an aside the participants will have an opportunity to undertake set projects at home. The hope is for each attendee to work on a portfolio of artwork to have produced by the end of the workshop.


Session 1 Saturday 22 January
Session 2 Saturday 29 January
Session 3 Saturday 5 February
Session 4 Saturday 12 February

Each session will be scheduled as follows
Part one 10.00 – 13.00
Lunch 13.00 – 14.00
Part two 14.00 – 16.00
A sandwich lunch will be provided


Tashkeel members: 1475 DHS per course
Non-members: 1640 DHS per course

  • Please note that workshop fees are non-refundable and not transferable.


Basic materials and equipment required for the workshop will be provided. Any additional materials required are to be purchased; limited quantities may be available from Tashkeel. Participants are advised to bring their own aprons. Whilst every care will be taken to ensure that this workshop is conducted in a safe manner and environment, Tashkeel cannot be held responsible for any accidents and injuries that may be caused as a result of participation in this workshop.

Please submit completed application form and pay full course fees at Tashkeel reception to secure your place. For workshop application please click here or visit Tashkeel website: www.tashkeel.org

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on +971 4 336 3313 or tashkeel@tashkeel.org