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N. Dukhan, Master of Arabic and Islamic Calligraphy

In this two-hour lecture and hands-on workshop, calligrapher N. Dukhan, PhD, will explore the history and techniques employed in Islamic calligraphy. Participants will gain hands-on experience with calligraphy's traditional tools and material, and learn about eye training, shaping reed pens, polishing calligraphy paper, and preparing ink. Participants will practice basic pen strokes, how to vary line thickness, and how to add curvature.

Presented by the Wolf Humanities Center and Penn's Forum for Global Islamic Studies

Cosponsored by Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Friday, January 27, 2023
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kislak Center Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th Floor
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Kislak, Workshop
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Event Organizer

Lynne Farrington
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