21—23 October 2013 @ Katara Art Center, Doha, Qatar
An intensive 3-day workshop addressing present-day approaches to the ancient Arabic tradition of Arabesque ornamentation. The principles of Arabesque pattern-making, in relation to lettering and to the structure of the Arabic script will be discussed in detail.
On 23 October from 7-9pm @ Katara Art Center, Doha, Qatar
There will also be a public presentation and book launch of Sculpting Type, an Introduction to cnc Typography. (Free entrance).
25 October — 2 November 2013 @ Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE
The programme for the 3rd Khatt Foundation Type Design Workshop at Tashkeel will cover the complex process of Arabic typeface design: from the creative inception phase, to drawing the letterforms, and fianlly to learning font authoring tools and producing a digital Arabic font.
Curator and workshop coordinator: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, Khatt Foundation
Workshop leaders and lecturers: Mouneer Al-Shaarani, Lara Assouad Khoury, Khajag Apelian, Georg Seifert, and Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès.
Registration is required for each and is done via the respective hosting cultural organization.
Please visit the Khatt Foundation main page for information on registration and other details.