Posted on September 22, 2017
Salam Maal Hijrah 1439!
To all Muslims around the world, we would like to wish you a blissful New Islamic Year! Let us all move into a new beginning, learn and reflect our past, pave a new space for a beautiful life ahead. Let’s work hard, clean our beliefs, stay strong and righteous to our duties. May all be blessed with the barakah of wisdom, health and wealth in all our pursuits and life journeys. Let’s extend our prayers for a healthy and safe world in the future and after.
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Posted on June 4, 2017
Every workshop is different. The audience, the age groups, the backgrounds, the exposures, and the venue, the space, even the equipment, the settings, the building, the walls, the air, the colours, the tone, the language, all together, will form an identity of its own. The organiser usually plays a very important role in this. They are pretty much the primary determinant of the whole workshop. It makes the facilitator looks good or bad. And at times, the facilitator can also be the determinant to make a workshop looks good or bad. Every workshop has its own characters. And even having the same of everything twice, it will never be the same.
We are truly honoured for the invite to conduct a very cosy workshop at American Women’s Association. For less than 20 participants, it is ideally the pace and space that we are very comfortable with. And this time round we had a very brief historical session and used videos to capture their senses into the insights of khat. As you can see in the photos: demonstrations, practises, pens, inks and papers, and biscuits, cakes and coffees, all just go along on one long table together. The visual and sound aids are excellent, and it feels very much like having a joyous family activity.
Thank you Pritika Sharma and Maria Moran. The audience is truly wonderful, and we’ll be delighted to serve you again.
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Posted on May 31, 2017
From 2012 to 2014, we have been conducting workshops at the Esplanade. We did the “open” style, or open-workshop: open to public, free-flow seatings, first-come-first-serve seats, stay and play all you want, come and go as you wish, along with free flow of worksheets. With over 500 participants within total span of 6-8 hours, yes it was a hit. And also yes, very messy indeed. We have gatekeepers, headcount monitors, security officers, and massive queue and passing peeping traffic. Then, we moved on to “closed” style, a very controlled workshop: limited registration of seats, limited time, and a closed venue with much comfort, space and privacy for participants to breathe well with the activities.
So here it is 2017, we were called up for a comeback. We made a stronger emphasis on the objective for “beginners'” workshop. We cut off all visual aids, and we go back to the intimate basics of story-telling-demonstrations and follow-to-practise. With no gadgets involved, under limited 90 minutes, it went much better than expected. The primary objective: to foster relations between the person, the pen, the ink and the paper. Only then, they’ll be able to explore the alphabetic forms.
But seriously, we really hope for a good 120-150 minutes. It takes time for the participants to grasp the feel of the materials and the alphabet. While it’s a quiet world on the outside, it’s a world of multi-dimensional conversations on the inside.
It feels great returning to Esplanade. We discovered interesting frequencies and textures of different people. Some come being naturally curious and adventurous, and some may appear from a different whimsy wonderland. And there are those just appeared very stoic and sophisticated.
Thank you to the managers and producers for this opportunity of sharing calligraphy with the public. And thank you readers for dropping by exploring our photos. We hope to see you in our sessions!
To take a look on some of our past workshops by Faddho, feel free to explore the links here:
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Posted on April 18, 2017
In conjunction with the exhibition Golnaz Fathi: Contemplations, we were honoured to be invited by Sundaram Tagore Gallery to host an Arabic calligraphy workshop. Situated in a hilly area full of colonial buildings, Gillman Barracks is indeed a hidden unique area in Singapore. The atmosphere is certainly a cosy, serene, old-school space, frozen from the bustling energy just outside its 3 km radius.
Regardless of language, race and religion, we always welcome everyone to our Khat (Arabic Calligraphy) Workshops to experience the art of classical Arabic calligraphy. The pen, ink and paper, are simple instruments that have built civilisations through time. To share these through our workshops, it is full of pleasurable moments where we exchange ideas and thoughts with people of different culture, races, citizens and walks of life. It is exciting to be with everyone exchanging energies to refresh and rejuvenate the values of humanity within.
We hope you enjoy these photos. We hope through such cultural explorations, we could cultivate a beautiful form of peace and reinstate a harmonious value of humanity in all of us.
And to take a look on some of our past workshops by Faddho, feel free to click to the links here:
Thank you for dropping by. And we hope to see you in our sessions!
Posted on September 20, 2013
This programme is organised and supported by People’s Association, Singapore.
Brought to you by Faddho. 2013.