Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM
The second installment of this three-part workshop series explores the history of the written word and its relationship to art, from the eras of the Persian Empire through modern practice. Learn about Persian calligraphy and practice the basics of writing the Persian alphabet in the Nasta‘liq calligraphic style. Participants are encouraged to use their marbled paper from the first workshop.
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM–03:00 PM
Explore a biographical approach to teaching Islamic art and history in this hands-on workshop led by teaching artist Susan Douglass from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University and museum educators
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
The third installment of this three-part workshop series explores the history of books and manuscripts in Islamic culture. Learn the terms and techniques of Islamic bookbinding, and create your own hand-bound volume. Participants are encouraged to use the marbled paper from the first two workshops.