Riso Calligraphy

Ended - Wednesday 24 January 2024

Ibrahim Zaki


Date: 24 January 2024

Time: 6 - 9 pm


7 spaces left


Tashkeel Makerspace - Alserkal Avenue (Warehouse 89)


AED 325.00 (+VAT)

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Arabic C Alligraphy Risograph

Join artist, illustrator and calligrapher, Ibrahim Zaki for a workshop using Arabic scripts with the Tashkeel RISO ME-9350E; a machine that uses eco-friendly, soybean oil-based ink for high-speed, high-volume artwork duplication; popular among illustrators, photographers and artists around the world for its low cost, multiple options and features.

The three-hour session begins with Ibrahim explaining about different Arabic scripts; their origins and styles. Focusing specifically on the Kufic Square script, participants will choose a selection of letters and experiment with proportion and scale, learning to connect these letters to create beautiful forms, volumes and variations. These then become the subjects for experimenting with the Risograph, turning a calligraphic artwork into a two-colour print. Participants will learn how to prepare the Risograph and how colours are layered. You will develop your calligraphic image by observing the colours and textures of the outside and inside of a letter, arranging a visual composition to allow experimentation with colour, line, and value.

By the end of the workshop, participants will not only have a finished artwork but also a detailed understanding of the Risograph artwork production; able to integrate this process into their own art practice moving forward.

Opening Hours

Tashkeel Alserkal
Gallery, Unit 26, FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue
Sun-Thu 10am – 7pm, Fri 9am–12pm
(closed Saturdays & public holidays).

Makerspace, Unit 89, Alserkal Avenue
Sat-Thu 10am – 7pm
(closed Fridays & public holidays).

Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba
Nad Al Sheba 1
Temporarily closed for renovation

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