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  • Started 8 years ago by Omnichrono
  • Latest reply from ekvernen
  1. Omnichrono
    Member

    As salaam alaykum,

    I have been fascinated with Arabic calligraphy for a long time and have studied it. I have also practiced western calligraphy. Over the last coupel years I have been searching, emailing, writing, etc. to find a teacher either via online, correspondence or on the U.S. east coast that can teach me Eastern Kufic calligraphy, insha'Allah. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be most appreciative.

    P.S. I love that you created this site and have been working on it, alhamdulilah

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. ekvernen
    Key Master

    Welcome to the site, Omnichrono!
    I'm happy to hear that you're interested in this art form - and Eastern Kufic in particular, how interesting. Have you checked out the list of teachers and classes? (http://calligraphyqalam.com/resources/classes-and-teachers.html) You might do well to contact IRCICA to see if they have any suggestions for a teacher of Eastern Kufic. Where are you located?
    Elisabeth

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. Omnichrono
    Member

    Thank you for the welcome =D

    I have checked out the list of teachers and classes. I also have contacted IRCICA who suggested I contact Mohamed Zakariya, which I have, but have not received any response from him. I am located in Massachusetts, USA which is very limited in resources in regards to learning Arabic calligraphy. Thank you for your suggestions and help Elisabeth.

    Kindest regards,
    Andrew

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. ekvernen
    Key Master

    Hi Andrew,
    I'm so sorry that I am not able to give you any further advice on teachers. I wish that there were more people teaching this subject in the United States, but unfortunately right now there aren't. The best solution at this point may be to spend a month overseas, if you have the resources for that. I'll let you know if I find anything, and please let me know if you find anyone to teach you! (You may want to check in with professors at any university Arabic programs near you to see if they know of anyone who teaches this kind of thing.)
    Best of luck,
    Elisabeth

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. PRfrglvr
    Member

    Hello, I am new to this forum. I belong to the SCA which is a non profit group that studies life in the middle ages. Recently, I have been doing illumination of persian, turkish and arabic designs that date from 1000- 1400AD. I was trying to find someone who could teach me how to use the muhaqqaq scripting and maybe do some tranlstions. If anyone has any ideas- I would appreciate it. Thanks- Paula

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. ekvernen
    Key Master

    Hi Paula,
    Welcome to the forum. You may be interested to check out the work of Nassar Mansour, who I believe resides in Jordan now; he recently graduated with a PhD from the Prince's School of Traditional Arts in the UK, and his doctoral dissertation focused on Muhaqqaq. http://www.psta.org.uk/postgraduateprogramme/doctorofphilosophyphd/muhaqqaqscriptinarabiccalligraphy/

    Elisabeth

    Posted 8 years ago #

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