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Fall Arabic Calligraphy Class | Br. Zubair Simab

September 5, 2023 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Join a ten-week calligraphy session with Calligrapher Zubair Simab for beginner & intermediate students. The class is designed to learn the popular Thuluth style of writing. Students will learn the:

  • Understanding of pen, paper, and ink
  • Preparing the traditional calligraphy pen
  • Technically analyzing alphabet letters in Thuluth style
  • Introduction to fundamentals of composition

Tuesdays | 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Sept. 5 to Nov. 7 | $150.00/student. A $35 calligraphy kit due to the instructor on the first day of class.

For ages 13+ | Capped at 40 attendees

Register at mcceastbay.org/calligraphy

The ten-week sessions will provide you with an understanding of pen, paper, and ink in calligraphy, preparing the pen, and learning the Thuluth style of writing and techniques. It will also introduce the fundamentals of composition. You will have a chance to write and practice in class. No previous experience is necessary.

Sessions are held in the Banquet Hall. On Tuesdays: Sept. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, Oct.3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st, and Nov. 7

MCC has a standing policy that financial need should never hold a person back from attaining knowledge offered within the four walls of MCC the facility. To request a financial waiver or discount, please complete: https://mcceastbay.org/scholarship

About the Instructor:

Zubair Simab is a Danville-based and award-winning traditional calligrapher and Silicon Valley engineer. He is an active traditional arts practitioner and teacher in his local community. Zubair has exhibited, lectured, and demonstrated throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. His initial passion for calligraphy was sparked in his birthplace of Kabul, Afghanistan, where he began his training in the art of calligraphy as a young boy. Twenty-five years ago, Zubair returned to the serious study and practice of traditional calligraphy. Zubair is influenced by the Afghan and Turkish master calligraphers. His pieces are based on Farsi poetry, verses from the Quran, and traditional Afghan and Arabic proverbs.


Questions? events@mcceastbay.org


(925) 485-1786

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