Arabic Calligraphy & History Course, Rutgers University

أول الشجرة بذرة
“A tree begins with a seed.” Arabic proverb

Night and Day Artworks by Faraz Khan

Faraz Khan Art Studio - happiness

Night glow. Happiness or Sa’ada in Arabic by Faraz Khan

Faraz Khan Art Studio - mashallah

Morning Glow. ‘How Wonderful is the Will of God’ mashAllah in Arabic by Faraz Khan

I will be teaching Arabic Calligraphy & History course (Islamic Art) at Rutgers University (M,W,F 6-10pm) at College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, NJ.

I am hopeful that many like mind artists and students will join me to plant grassroots Islamic Arts movement here in the US.

Remember, A tree begins with a seed!

Fun with Cotsen Critix – Cotsen Children’s Library

Faraz Khan Art Studio - cotsen thank you card 2 Faraz Khan Art Studio - cotsen thank you card“Through Art we open hearts and minds”

Photo update: I received a Thank you card signed by students and Dana Sheridan, program director at Cotsen just days before Christmas. Thank you, Thank you!

The Cotsen Children’s Library is a very special place to my heart. About two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with Dana Sheridan and Cotsen Critix, program where we huddle around to learning Arabic calligraphy with a dozen tween. My very first calligraphy gigs were actually as a result of a program called “Princyclopedia” sponsored by Cotsen Children’s Library. The theme was the story of Aladdin. No, I didn’t dress with a turban and rolled my magical carpet that day but it was a lot of fun meeting young students who were just struck with beautiful calligraphy.

Over the years, I have learned that the library on the right side as you enter Firestone Library has many manuscripts, original artworks, rare books, and educational toys of the old world all the way from the 15th century to the present.

One of the best kept secret is that the art gallery, library and programs are open to the public free of charge. It is an amazing place with super cool whimsical themes around the reading areas. And don’t worry you have Dr. Dana Sheridan, a really caring and dedicated person guiding children’s activities at the library to make learning fun.

 

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ABOUT FARAZ KHAN

I express my intellectual longing for creative ideas through Islamic art by fusing colors, lines, dots, and words together to inspire a meaning worth imagining. My work explores universal values of love, life, faith, prayer, beauty, and divine that synthesizes feelings and pictograms through lettering.
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