Past Workshops

10 February 2019

Branding with Arabic Typography

Tarek Atrissi

Use Arabic typography as the main inspiration for creating narrative brands and creative visual systems. Join the award-winning Tarek Atrissi, one of most recognised designers across the Arab world fo...

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26 January 2019

Advanced Palestinian Embroidery (Tatreez)

Joanna Barakat

This workshop is a follow-up to the Introduction to Palestinian Embroidery (Tatreez) workshop. Participants can use their new skill in a practical application by cross stitching a motif on a tote bag...

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25 November 2018

Bilingual Publication Design

Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

The workshop will consist of an intense 4-day workshop that will address the needs of bilingual publication design in the Arab World. The course will touch upon the design matters and challenges that ...

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17 November 2018

Arabic Poster Design

Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

The workshop will be a hands-on Arabic Poster Design workshop that introduces participants to the design of expressive typographic posters, using Arabic & Latin lettering, fonts and imagery.

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16 November 2018

Arabic Lettering

Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

The workshop will involve hands-on drawing and experimentation with various styles and writing techniques. It will introduce the participants to the expressive possibilities of lettering using the Ara...

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27 October 2018

Jali Diwani

Wissam Shawkat

Favoured by the Ottoman sultans, Jali Diwani and Diwani were used as the scripts for official decrees, correspondences, badges and ornamentations. Today, Jali Diwani is applied in a wide range of cont...

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23 November 2017

Advanced Arabic Type Design 2017

Khajag Apelian, Georg Seifert, Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

This workshop concentrates on advanced instruction for designers and is designed for those who have already taken previous Khatt Foundation Type Design workshops at Tashkeel, or designers that have ex...

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13 October 2016

Constructed Landscapes

Tanja Deman

In this workshop participants will be focusing on the relationship between urban environment, landscape and photographic collages, addressing the notion of the future in this constellation.

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8 December 2015

Critical Dialogues I

Cristiana de Marchi

The Critical Practice Programme was established to support artists living and working in the UAE through a combination of workshops, reading groups, mentorship and exhibition programmes.

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2 May 2015

Calligraphy Advanced Class

Majid Alyousef

The workshop is targeting intermediate calligraphers and typographers who want to develop their skills to the next level. it will cover the techniques, materials and methods that are used to compose a...

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11 December 2014

​Modular Arabic Typeface (Part 2)

In the second part of Modular Arabic Typeface, participants will build on the modular alphabet created in the first workshop and develop a full typeface with all the contextual variants of each letter...

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24 November 2014

Modular Arabic Lettering (Part 1)

The workshop will focus on learning the basic rules of Arabic letters and type such as structure, proportions, shape and families.

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