Thursday, 19 September 2013

Khatt Foundation Arabic Type Design Workshop Series 2013 @Tashkeel


9-Day workshop with renowned Arab designers and calligrapher
The programme for the third Khatt Foundation Type Design Workshop at Tashkeel will cover the complex process of Arabic typeface design – from the creative inception phase, to drawing the letterforms, to learning font authoring tools and finally to producing a digital Arabic font.
Curator and workshop coordinator: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, Khatt FoundationWorkshop leaders and lecturers: Mouneer Al-Shaarani, Lara Assouad Khoury, Khajag Apelian, Georg Seifert, and Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès.
The Khatt Foundation Type Design Workshop will consist of a series of workshops that break down the process of type design into three stages. The workshops will be divided into three sections, each consisting of a 3-day class conducted by recognised specialists.
Workshop 1 (3 days)25 — 27 October 20139:00 am – 6:00 pmTopic: Arabic Calligraphy and LetteringInstructors: Mouneer Al-Shaarani / Lara Assouad-Khoury / Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFares​This 1st workshop will consist of historical presentations and practical exercises on Arabic calligraphy and lettering. It will lead to a drawing of a full basic Arabic character set.
Workshop 2 (3 days)28 — 30 October 2013Timings: 9:00 am – 6:00 pmTopic: Arabic Type Design IInstructors: Lara Assouad-Khoury / Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFares / Khajag Apelian / Georg Seifert​This 2nd workshop carries on from the 1st workshop. It will introduce the font editing tools (Glyph and FontLab) and will focus on translating the lettering into digital outlines, and refining their designs.
Workshop 3 (3 days):31 October — 2 November 2013Timings: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Topic: Arabic Type Design IIInstructors: Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFares / Khajag Apelian / Georg Seifert​This 3rd workshop carries on from the 2nd workshop. It will help the participants further refine their design, learn more technical tools and generate a basic functioning Arabic font.
Workshop fees:Track 1 (6 days): Workshops 1 and 2: AED 5,000.00Track 2 (9 days): Workshops 1, 2 and 3:  AED 6,600.00
Fees will include workshop, lunch and a goodies bag with books and font authoring software.
To register for workshop conatct: T. +971 43363313 F. +971 4 3361606 │www.tashkeel.org

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