Dates :
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
In French
Museum’s School of Art
Islamic Arts: Calligraphy and Arabesque (introduction) (IN FRENCH ONLY)

Welcome to the Museum’s School of Art!

Tuesdays, January 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27   

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Through an exploration of Arabic, Persian, Mudéjar and Ottoman art, this series of workshops is an opportunity to become acquainted with the major aspects of Islamic art, calligraphy and the art of the arabesque, as well as contemporary expressions of these arts. Through practical exercises and the works created, presentations on relevant themes, and comments on a selection of works held by the Museum, participants will acquire the keys to reading and understanding the complexity of this civilization, which has a rich history of over 1200 years and extends across three continents, from Spain to Southeast Asia.

Instructor: Mohammed Mahkfi, Artist, calligrapher and Art Educator 

Art materials needed for the courses
-Pad of Bristol, Strathmore 9X12 format, smooth finish 20 sheets (DeSerre S34209)
-Pad of Bristol, Strathmore 14X17 format, smooth finish 20 sheets (DeSerres: S34214)
-Pad of graph paper (Graph and Layout) Canson 11X17
-Ruler (30cm)
-Standard tape
-A kit of wooden colour pencils

Cost for each series
General public $250
VIPs and students 30 and under $225

Online registration and payment

Registration by phone
514-285-2000, option 3

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your class and use the Group Entrance at 2200 Crescent Street.

Refund policy
Cancellations made at least seven business days ahead of the first class will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for unavoidable reasons, in which case the fees will be refunded in full.