Instructor: Arash Shirinbab
Persian and Arabic Scripts
A 1,300 year old style of calligraphy: Thuluth Style with Bamboo and Reed Pens
Adults, Children and Youths are all welcome
Saturdays 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Starting from February 2nd, 2013 for 10 sessions
Registration is required before January 30th
You can register by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Address: 1433 Madison Street., Oakland CA 94612 at ICCNC
Classes are in English and there is no need for previous experience in calligraphy.
Fee: $85/ semester for adult classes, $95/ semester for youths and children classes
Class sizes are minimum 5 and maximum 15 students. Signing up for a session with less than 5 students would be considered as private tutoring and the fee would be 50% more than regular classes.
For more information about the details of classes and the bio of the instructor, please visit www.ziyaart.com or email to ziya.art.studio.com or call 217-883-8504
Adult Classes: Two introduction classes, one for Thuluth and one for Nastalique calligraphy style; Both classes include hands-on practices, introduction to the history of Persian and Arabic calligraphy, the art of penmanship in Middle Eastern culture, and the aesthetic values of words in Islamic art.
Youth and Children Classes: One class for 6-10 years old and one class for 11-20 years old. Both classes include hands-on calligraphy practices in different styles, typography which is the art of using letters and words to create artworks, and creative individual and group projects.
- Educating children and youth about Islamic calligraphy and Persian art
- Bringing calligraphy and art education to ICCNC to complement the lack of art programs at schools
- Encouraging kids and youths in our local community to be creative, discover Islamic art, and create calligraphy artworks
- Opening new doors of arts to students in order to fostering their aesthetic taste and opening an intercultural and dialogue
- Introducing Persian and Arabic calligraphy and its importance in Muslim's culture
- Teaching the basics of Thuluth and Nastalique scripts of calligraphy
About the Instructor
Arash Shirinbab learned calligraphy in 2008 from a master at the National Institute of Iranian Calligraphers and has attended over 14 exhibitions in the Bay Area. Arash prides himself on carrying his experience in calligraphy and also his MBA education into his art center. He is the co-founder and principal at Ziya. He has started Ziya as an art studio in 2011 and has successfully operated and expanded it in to an art center in Berkeley by providing authentic Islamic and Persian calligraphy artworks, providing calligraphy classes and workshops, and managing art and culture events within local communities in the Bay Area.