Khat Workshop @ Esplanade [2017 APR 22-23]

Khat Workshop @ Esplanade: Tapestry of Sacred Music 

Beginners’ Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

2017 April 22-23 : Sat-Sun. 10am. Esplanade, Bay Room. Singapore.

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!

FS/2017/May/30

THANK YOU ESPLANADE, SHIREEN & XIANGHUI.

To take a look on some of our past workshops by Faddho, feel free to explore the links here:

• KHAT WORKSHOP @ SUNDARAM TAGORE GALLERY [2017 JAN 21]

• KHAT SHARING SESSION WITH ADM STUDENTS OF NTU [2014 AUG 19]

• INTRODUCTION TO KHAT @ ESPLANADE: BITESIZE [2014 APR 13]

• KHAT WITH DOCENTS OF FOM @ ACM [2013 OCT 05]

• CHALK AND INK @ ESPLANADE [2013 APR 20-21]

Join us on Bitesize @ Esplanade for Khat – April 2014!

We’ll bring you 1400 years of alphabetic flavours in the classical world of Arabic Calligraphy. Welcome to the world of Khat. 

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It begins with profound values of humanity revealed through sacred messages. Unlocked with intelligence to decipher the lines of creations through births of alphabets. Nourishing the human senses with spirituality from ancient functions to modern visual designs. The crafts that developed civilisations in the human mind.

Join us! In Bitesize at Esplanade, for Khat. A journey to the world of Arabic Calligraphy.

Workshop Title: A Brief Introduction to Khat

Date: 13 April 2014, Sunday

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm (2hrs single session)

Venue: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio. The Esplanade Co Ltd, 1 Esplanade Drive. Singapore 038981

Up to 50 pax. No Arabic knowledge required. Non-Muslims are welcomed. Will be conducted in English with materials provided.

Fees: SGD$15 Available at Sistic.

More information and tickets, please click the following  links:

BITESIZE ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY @ ESPLANADE APRIL 2014

SISTIC TICKET: BITESIZE ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY

This programmes are organised and supported by Esplanade, Bitesize and brought to you by Faddho. 2014.

Chalk and Ink @ Esplanade [2013 Apr 20-21]

“Faddho’s Chalk and Ink Fiesta”

 

Esplanade’s Tapestry of Sacred Music

Arabic Calligraphy Workshop 

20 – 21 April 2013. Saturday/Sunday. 4-9pm. Esplanade, The Concourse. Singapore.

 

Waiting for Friday to end, I was looking forward to my very own play-space in the world of alphabets. This is the second time I’m running a public workshop on Arabic calligraphy at Esplanade. Last year in 2012, my debut was a fresh scene apart from usual classes scene, roadshows or showcases that I’ve done with various organisations. At Esplanade, this festival “Tapestry of Sacred Music” is like a cross-celebration of arts and cultural performances. There are music, visuals, displays, and variety of textures and depths of showmanships; from mysticism, to stoicism, to romanticism and even things with elements that raises the eyebrows or could harmonise some giggles. Gratefully, I am part of this. The flow of people were mostly tourists and local visitors from all walks of life. Read More

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