Abstract Typographic Compositions

Ended - Tuesday 17 October 2023


Date: 16 & 17 October 2023

Time: 11 am - 3 pm


4 spaces left


Al Safa Art and Design Library


AED 450.00 (+VAT)

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Join us in this immersive experience that bridges design, creativity, and self-expression!

Typography, the study of letters and their role in graphic design, encompasses a variety of styles and forms. Utilizing serifs, flourishes, and scripts, letters serve both as design elements and essential communication tools. In this enriching two-session workshop, participants will explore letters and their potential as design components to create abstract typographic compositions.

The first session initiates with a comprehensive look at color theory and fundamental typeface elements. Selecting a font, participants will embark on a creative journey, sketching to investigate shape, line, and color, all while using letters as the central design focal point. An emphasis on experimentation and playfulness with color and shape encourages participants to surprise themselves through their sketches.

In the second session, the focus shifts to translating one sketch into a dynamic two-layer RISO print. By using Tashkeel's Risograph, participants will not only get acquainted with the only double-drum Risograph in the UAE, but will also explore color further. With overlays and transparencies, participants delve into the rich palette of possibilities. The culmination of this artistic journey results in a personalized edition of RISO prints, encapsulating their own abstract typographic pieces.


Presented by Tashkeel in collaboration with Sikka Platform and Al Safa Art & Design Library

Opening Hours

Tashkeel Alserkal
Gallery, Unit 26, FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue
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(closed Saturdays & public holidays).

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Nad Al Sheba 1
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