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Experience Islamic Calligraphy

Vlaardingen, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Mehmet Refii

90 mins
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will start by introducing ourselves and a quick tour of our gallery. After some theoretical information about Islamic Calligraphy, we will get acquainted with the materials, followed by a demonstration. At this point you will start experimenting with this fascinating art form by yourself with my guidance as needed. We will together practice different letters and compositions. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of this art form. Everyone is welcome!

We will be ready to take your pictures while you are performing this experience and share them with you so you can show it to your friends.

Free snacks, coffee & tea will be offered throughout the experience.
Other things to note
The experience takes 1,5 hours.
Feel free to reach us for any questions :)
We will start by introducing ourselves and a quick tour of our gallery. After some theoretical information about Islamic Calligraphy, we will get acquainted with the materials, followed by a demonstration. At this point you will start experimenting with this fascinating art form by yourself with my guidance as needed. We will together practice different letters and compositions. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of this art form. Everyo…

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What's included

  • Food
    Variety of snacks
  • Drinks
    Coffee, Tea, Water
  • Equipment
    Art supplies
From $31
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mehmet Refii

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Feel free to reach us for additional time-slots.

I founded the Roumi Kunst Instituut in Rotterdam, where my daughter Nur and I promote and teach traditional art forms for over 10 years. We have participated in numerous prestigious exhibitions around the world to promote these spiritual art forms. Our activities were visited by public figures such as E. van der Laan (ex-Mayor of Amsterdam) and the Dutch Queen Beatrix.

I have been practicing calligraphy for over 40 years. Besides others, I took classes from the renown calligraphy master Hamid Aytac, who is considered to be one of the greatest
Feel free to reach us for additional time-slots.

I founded the Roumi Kunst Instituut in Rotterdam, where my daughter Nur and I promote and teach traditional art forms for over 10 years. We have participated in numerous prestigious exhibitions around the world to promote these spiritual art forms. Our activities were visited by public figures such as E. van der Laan (ex-Mayor of Amsterdam) and the Dutch Queen Beatrix.

I have been practicing calligraphy for over 40 years. Bes…
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Where you'll be

We will be having the experience at our gallery which offers a relaxing atmosphere. Our gallery was founded more than 10 years ago and attracts all kind of visitors from different countries. It is a multi-cultural environment and helps connect different cultures through art.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Nevin
February 2019
Er hing een fijne rustgevende sfeer. De leraar is echt een vakman. Heeft ons veel verteld over kalligrafie, stukje geschiedenis, achtergrond informatie. Dhr. Mehmet heeft ons met alle geduld goede uitleg gegeven. Je kon met je vragen bij hem terecht. Wat was dit bijzonder zeg!!!
Er hing een fijne rustgevende sfeer. De leraar is echt een vakman. Heeft ons veel verteld over kalligrafie, stukje geschiedenis, achtergrond informatie. Dhr. Mehmet heeft ons met a…
Yisha
December 2018
Booked it as a gift for my friend, here's his comment☺ "As a student of Chinese calligraphy I was very curious to try my hand at Arabic calligraphy. The class was taught by a master calligrapher with a lifetime of experience, assisted by his daughter. Both were very enthusiastic and friendly, making the class a very enjoyable experience. The class started with some basics (pen, ink, paper) and a demonstration of the first few letters of the alphabet. Then it was my turn, starting with some "dots" and then trying to replicate some of the letters, under the watchful eye of the master. I felt that under his gentle corrections and encouragement I made some progress during the class, and I left feeling inspired and with some paper, ink and pen they very conveniently sold right at the studio so I can give it a go myself. Highly recommended! - Edsko"
Booked it as a gift for my friend, here's his comment☺ "As a student of Chinese calligraphy I was very curious to try my hand at Arabic calligraphy. The class was taught by a maste…
Linda
December 2018
What a wonderfull experience;)! Mehmet is a true Master in the Islamic Calligraphy! And Noor - his daughter - does really justice to her name ‘light’. They are both warm/endearing persons. Islamic Calligraphy is a real form of art. So offcourse you won’t master it in one workshop. But you get inspirered - and real relaxed - by trying to master it. In the atelier there are other forms of Art - like Ebru painting - possible as well. So Iuckily it doesn’t need to be just a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience;)! I
What a wonderfull experience;)! Mehmet is a true Master in the Islamic Calligraphy! And Noor - his daughter - does really justice to her name ‘light’. They are both warm/endearing…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.