RAS AL KHAIMAH, The Emirates Association for Social Development has organised an Arabic calligraphy workshop for children aged between 11 and 15 years, which was presented by the calligrapher, Ali Al Hammadi, at the association’s headquarters in Al Rams, Ras al-Khaimah.
During the workshop, Al Hammadi emphasised the importance of the Arabic calligraphy as an integral part of daily and professional life, as well as from historical and social standpoints. He also highlighted its phases of development up to its peak, which was due to the efforts of the first calligraphers, and its role in preserving Emirati, Arab and Islamic identities, as well as the importance of improving handwriting and the effects of computers on handwriting.
The participants were also taught about various Arabic fonts, most notably the Diwani font, and using line rails, Arabic ink and silk threads, as well as about the Kufi.
Source: Emirates News Agency