The Art of Arabic Calligraphy (Seminar/Workshop)

Abdulrazzak Shaballout
The Art of Arabic Calligraphy

Seminar/Workshop, English, 2 SWS, 2 ECTS
Friday, 10-14 h s.t., 6 dates: 27.4., 4.5., 18.5., 25.5., 1.6., 8.6.2018, Hardenbergstr. 33, room 110

This workshop aims to enable the students to script and design their own Arabic Calligraphic artwork, using three styles of classical Arabic Calligraphy: Naskh, Thuluth, and Diwani calligraphic scripts, in addition to the Hurufiya as a modern calligraphy style.
In this course the students get familiarized with the key techniques for learning calligraphy, the art in which one can convey thoughts and passion, outstretched from deep history to contemporary issues. The students can reach the grace and elegance of Arabic calligraphy characters, by adhering to the strict rules of each style, and thereafter achieve the perfect balance of characters, always concentrating on the techniques and flow of the calligraphy pen.

Activity requirements for the ungraded Studium Generale credits: continuous and active participation.

Focus: Orientieren, Werkzeuge aneignen, Experimentieren

Shaballout Abdulrazzak, born in Syria, Homs 1974. He was graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria in 1997. He worked for 10 years as Art director and calligrapher in the United Arab Emirates. He went back to Syria to work as an assistant lecturer in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus for 2 years, until he moved to Lebanon late 2012, where he worked and exhibited his paintings (mostly specialized in hyper-realism oil painting). In 2015 he was invited as a guest in Heinrich Böll Foundation in Germany, where he is based now. Shaballout had several exhibitions in Lebanon, Saudia Arabia, Germany, and the Netherlands. He also had several workshops in Arabic Calligraphy. More information on