Saudi culture ministry launches Arabic calligraphy workshops

Wed, 2021-03-17 23:06

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture is to run Arabic calligraphy workshops as the Kingdom continues to celebrate the art form.
The workshops will begin on March 28 and are being organized by the Manasat Training Center the ministry said on Wednesday.
The workshops are part of the activities surrounding the “Year of Arabic Calligraphy” initiative, supported by the Quality of Life Program, “through which the ministry seeks to serve the art of Arabic calligraphy and enhance its presence in society.”
They include 30 training workshops, comprising 16 virtual workshops and 14 physical workshops, and will be available in several cities across the Kingdom.
The workshops are available to everyone over the age of 12 and will continue until the end of the year.
The ministry said the workshops aim to spread the culture of Arabic calligraphy and its use among young people and adults.

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture launches Arabic calligraphy workshops to encourage its practices among individuals and institutions. (File/SPA)
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