Persian Calligraphy Newsletter - Dec 2011:

Thank you for your interest in Persian calligraphy and in our newsletter. We will do our best to keep you informed about what happens in the world of Persian calligraphy :-)                  


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Online calligraphy classes - Applications Accepted for Winter Semester

Registration deadline for Winter semester will be as follows:

Winter Semester 2011


 Applications accepted by: January 13, 2012 
 Beginning of Classes:  January 23, 2012


If you are already taking the online calligraphy courses then you would just need to renew your registration and pay for the tuition fee. If you are beginning your class this Winter semester then you need to set your class hour; you can email or call 1-800-536-7607 (US and Canada) or +1-818-396-4000 (international) to do so.

      Click here for class schedules and registration


Monthly Webinar Scheduled Sunday January 8, 2012 at Noon Time (PST)

We will be offering a webinar named "An introduction to the Art of Persian calligraphy". It will be held on this coming Sunday (10/09/2011) at 12:00pm PST . If you are interested in learning about the art of Persian calligraphy, its origin and principles you are most welcome to attend. All you need to do is to get connected to internet and visit the live streaming page at the specified time. Here is the link to this page:

Title:                                              "An Introduction to Persian Calligraphy"
Language:                                    English
Registration:                                FREE
Speaker:                                       Payman Hamed
Duration of presentation:          1 hour followed by 15 min Q and A
When:                                            Sunday Jan 08 2012 at 12:00pm PST
Where:                                           On Persian calligraphy's Live Streaming Page

NOTE: Make sure that your computer has speakers on or you can use earphones.

Monthly FAAL-E HAFEZ and Live Calligraphy

(Immediately after the Webinar)

Title:                                              "FAAL-E HAFEZ) Followed by live calligraphy (selected verses)
Language:                                    Persian (Farsi)
By:                                                  Payman Hamed
Duration:                                      15-30 min
When:                                           Sunday Jan 08 2012 at 1:15 pm PST
Where:                                          On Persian calligraphy's Live Streaming Page


Section 2: Selected Students Arts

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                Ahmad Darabina                                                             Chris Palmer                                                            Mehrdad Azizi
                           Mojgan Hannani                                               Roya G.                               Afsaneh Boloorchi                    Viacheslav Solovieski   

Especial thanks to all hardworking and talented students!



Section 3: Selected Calligraphy Paintings of the Month

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                Autumn (REZA PAD)                        Good Thoughts,Good Words,Good Deeds (PAYMAN HAMED)                        Autumn (REZA PAD)         


               From Your Love (BABAK TORKI)                              Get up Hafez (BABAK TORKI)                        Love is above all (BABAK TORKI)


Iranian Lion; Names of cities in Iran (PAYMAN HAMED)           Hafez Angel (PAYMAN HAMED)                       This, too, shall pass ... (PAYMAN HAMED)         

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Section 4: Selected Calligraphy Designs of the Month

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                                      Road to Life                                                        Lion Roars                                                     Freedom, Love, ...

I became the moon, you became cloud             Fire is a great servant and a terrible master

Give me serenity, to accept things that I can not change,
Give me courage , to change things that I can change,
Give me wisdom, to distinguish these two

Section 5: Researches and Articles

                     Especial thanks to this month's contributers:                          - Farhad Niloofari
                                                                                                                              - Armin Kasravi

Free Booklets To Download:
Pahlavi Script (Farsi)                               Avestaee Script (Farsi)

Section 6: International News about Persian Calligraphy*

* Disclaimer: does not intend to endorse any of the news listed under this section. These articles and external links are for your information only.

Mir Emad, 16th century innovative calligrapher
Tehran Times
Moreover, the Mir Emad Calligraphy Museum in Tehran houses some of his works as well as samples of Iranian calligraphy from different periods. ...

IAF to host Japanese cultural festival in January
Tehran Times
TEHRAN -- The Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) will be hosting a Japanese ... which he would be inscribing Persian calligraphy in a Japanese style, Nakao said. ...

Shirin Gallery offering modern Iranian art
Tehran Times
A beautiful painting by Iranian female pioneer Behjat Sadr went for over $322000, ... Reza Mafi's two calligraphy artworks and Yaqub Emdadian's two other ..

New York Gallery Displays Modern Middle Eastern Calligraphy
Voice of America
Although Arabic calligraphy is traditionally associated with Quranic texts, ... All of the works, both Arabic and Persian, were created just before or ...

Tehran ornament show explores Persian poetry symbols
Tehran Times
“We had used some elements like birds, pictures and doors in our previous exhibition which I think are connected with Persian poetry and calligraphy, ...

Kuwaiti art show hangs Iranian works
Tehran Times
Curated by Ali Bakhtiari, the art show focuses on graphic designs of Persian and Arabic calligraphy, graffiti or any other type of writing, Kuwait-based ...

New York gallery spotlighting Persian, Arabic calligraphy
Tehran Times
TEHRAN -- A collection of contemporary Persian and Arabic calligraphy will be showcased in an exhibit at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York today. ...

Shiraz getting prepared for National Hafez Day
Tehran Times
A group of 150 Iranian artists gathered in Hafez's Mausoleum on Friday to create ... form including inlaid works, as well as calligraphy and paintings. ...

Algeria hosts Iran cultural week
Press TV
The 2011 capital of the Islamic culture, Tlemcen, hosts an Iranian cultural ... the project plans to present various Persian art forms such as calligraphy, ...


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