The Glory of Jasmine - Calligraphy Online Live Workshop
Welcome to the calligraphy workshop from the Glory of Jasmine series.
The story of Jasmine:
Jasmine is like a poem from Persia. Delicate, atmospheric and sweetly fragrant. Jasmine is elegant with attractive dark green leaves and beautifully scented white star-shaped flowers. The name 'Jasmine' is derived from the Persian (Farsi) word Yasmin/ Yas. In the language of flowers, Jasmine stands for purity, modesty and strength. No wonder why it's known as a heavenly flower.
It's a symbol of 'The Lady of Light' - Fatimah, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Them). Her character is supremely pure and her status is elevated to the highest station of all women. Lady Fatimah's birth anniversary forms the origin of celebrations for Women & Mother's Day in Iran. According to the lunar calendar, this beautiful occasion will take place in February this year. We wish to extend the spirit of celebrating the Lady of Light to Mother's Day in the UK and many other parts of the world. And so The Glory of Jasmine series in Farsi and English has been curated for you!
This premium series of workshops led by our three talented designers, Ghazaleh Khayat - Geometry Art, Fatemeh Kian - Watercolour, and Mona Zarbaf - Calligraphy, .
This session is about...
This session is to learn calligraphy but not any ordinary calligraphy. One of a kind! The Kereshmeh calligraphy. You will hear a brief story of this type of Persian calligraphy and where it's inspired from and what makes this type so dynamic.
Then you become familiar with your calligraphy set, how to hold your calligraphy instrument and how to work with your ink, which is quite fun! Now the creative and delicate part begins. Mona takes us through the steps to write the Glory of Jasmine in Farsi - شُکوهِ یاس -. Letter by letter and then the final combination. Do I need to know how to write in Farsi for this workshop? You might ask. Everyone is welcomed and this workshop designed in a way that you don't to need to know Farsi alphabet beforehand.
About Our Instructor:
Mona Zarbaf is a freelance designer, artist and the author of 'Eastern Garden: Flowers of Oriental Carpet’ book. She works in different fields of art mostly oriental arts. She is an expert in illumination (Tazhib) and calligraphy.
Farsi Session: Friday, 5th March2021, 18:00 - 20:00 UK time
English Session: Saturday, 6th March 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 UK time
Online - Zoom platform (The link will be provided to you by email after registration).
- If you purchased workshop materials with your ticket, your package includes the calligraphy set as following:
Special Iranian Dezfooli Calligraphy Instrument/ Qalam x 2 sizes; Special Iranian Ink with ink holder; Likka (it's added to your ink to adjust the thickness of your ink); Printed practice paper x 4; Special calligraphy marker paper x 10.
- If you haven't purchased material with your ticket then please prepare the following items before the workshop starts:
Calligraphy pen/qalam (one size is enough); Calligraphy ink; Printed pdf file that will be sent to your email prior to the workshop (in black and white and it includes 4 pages.); Calligraphy paper.
If you have your own calligraphy pen but it's not Dezfooli or it's a metal one, as long as it has a similar nib, you could also use that during the workshop.
* Please select if you are right-handed or left-handed when you buy material with your ticket.
* If you would like to prepare your own material or you have already had them, you could still participate in this workshop, just select this option: 'I prepare my own material'
Last date to place your request for workshop materials:
- Within the UK: 1st March 2021
- International: 21stFebruary 2021
This workshop is...
- Suitable for all skill levels
- Open to the public
- Suits any age from 12
- Limited spaces are available.
A special discount has been already applied to your ticket when you book your place before 14th February.
If you buy more than one workshop or you book more than one place in any of the workshops you will get 10% discount on all your workshops.
Note: When you buy your ticket you will receive a confirmation email and your place is secured with us at the workshop. You will not receive any hardcopy ticket through the post. If you ordered workshop material with your ticket, you will receive them by post.
If you have any enquiry please contact us at: email@example.com
Jasmine came to Europe from Persia (Iran) via trade routes, but both East and West have been fascinated by these blooms for centuries. The sweet and unmistakeable fragrance made the plant incredibly popular. Jasmine's buds sometimes have more scent than the actual flower, and some species only flower after sunset.