This retreat is open to all and represents a great opportunity to learn letters and their calligraphic form and to use traditional tools including reed, ink, paper and more.
The internship will cover the following aspects:
All levels, beginner as advanced, are welcome. Knowledge of Arabic is not required; an interest and an aesthetic sensibility is sufficient.
Bahman Panahi is an Iranian calligrapher and musician. He studied with the great calligraphy masters Amirkhani, Foradi and Kaboli, and received his calligraphy diploma from the Institute of Calligraphers of Iran.
He graduated from the faculty of Fine Arts in Teheran and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Valenciennes, and is now working on his doctoral thesis at the Sorbonne University on the theme of « The Musicality of Lines and Points ».
He now lives in Paris where he divides his professional time between courses, workshops, conferences, exhibits of his work, and music concerts all over the world.
Nuria Garcia Masip
Nuria Garcia Masipis a Spanish calligrapher trained in the Ottoman school of Islamic calligraphy.
After studying with master calligrapher Mohammed Zakariya in Washington D.C., she moved to Istanbul where she continued her studies with the great master calligraphers Hasan Celebi and Davut Bektas.
In 2007 she obtained her ijazat (diploma) for calligraphy in the sülüs and nesih styles, signed by her three teachers. Nuria participates actively in international calligraphy exhibitions, has won prestigious awards in international calligraphy competitions, and has lead workshops in numerous different countries.
Saturday 22 August 2019 (Arrival)
Sunday 23 to Friday 28 August 2019
Note: an excursion in the Atlas will be organized one afternoon of the week
Saturday 29 August 2019
Sunday 30 August 2019 (Departure)
Bab Zouina is an ode to nature.
The workshop will take place in Bab Zouina, a beautiful traditional Moroccan villa situated in the Ourika Valley (30 km from Marrakesh) in a magnificent property surrounded by olive trees.
Far from urban stress, Bab Zouina has kept an authentic and serene spirit, respectful of the environment.
The main house is ecologically built with cut stone and the new buildings with natural mud bricks. The material used is entirely traditional: tadellakt on the wall, zellij on the floor and cedar and acacia for the woodwork.
The estate is full of terraces and peaceful places to recharge your batteries. The botanical and aromatic gardens surrounding the property give the place a poetic charm and invite to a gentle meditation.
The amazing Swedish artist and landscape designer, Catharina von Unge, conceived and designed the ornamental garden surrounding the property. She managed to combine British aesthetic taste with rusticity and simplicity of the place.
With the Mexican corner and its incredible varieties of cactuses, Catharinadares hints at the Majorelle garden by Yves Saint Laurent and the neighboring garden by André Heller.
All meals are cooked with fresh local produce. You will be served 3 meals/day - the meals are prepared with local products and fresh bread is baked daily in a traditional earth oven. The Moroccan cuisine is a delight in itself.
Meals are served on low tables (Berber style). Fruits, mineral water, coffee & tea available.