Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès and Lara Assouad Khoury will bring a present-day approach to the ancient Arabic tradition of Arabic Lettering and Ornament. The workshop will discuss the principles of arabesque in relation to lettering and to the structure of the Arabic script in contemporary visual culture. The workshop will include hands-on design experiments, which will be carried out using the Arabic letterforms as modular building blocks to create ornamental designs: 2D patterns and/or 3D objects.
In cooperation with Tashkeel
Participants: 20 max; Age range: 15+; Language: English and Arabic
Required material: Laptop and Adobe Illustrator