FALL PROGRAM

This fall, Warehouse421 is taking you back to your senses with a season full of programs for your eyes, ears and much more! Sink into your body as we bring back our outdoor film program with Cinema Akil, close your eyes as our incense workshop entices your nose, focus on your fingertips as our calligraphy course guides your penmanship, listen in on one of our monthly Khayal story-time sessions, and don’t forget to support your creative community by visiting our CLU market! Whatever you’re looking for this fall, we have a taste, a whiff, or a touch of it here at Warehouse421!

 

The season will inaugurate our newly renovated spaces with two exhibitions: So Different, So Appealing curated by Murtaza Vali; and As We Gaze Upon Her curated by Banat Collective.

 

If you would like to propose a workshop, please use this form.

 

Please note that as per Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism regulation, a "green" status on the Al Hosn app is required for participation and attendance of any workshops, talks, and in-space events. In addition, a 96-hour negative PCR test result is required of those who are 18 and above.

Workshops

Pointed Pen Calligraphy

Pointed Pen Calligraphy

This workshop would be for beginners wanting to learn pointed pen (English) calligraphy. Students would learn about the tools, how to handle them, the basic foundational structure of letterforms, how to write the alphabet in upper and lower case, alternate letterforms for adding variety, how to connect letters, and an introduction to basic flourishing and layout design. We will also cover how to best practice at home and how to evaluate your own work.

 

The participants will finish the workshop with a grasp of the concepts of copperplate calligraphy and be able to write beautiful letterforms.

 

This course will be spread over two days, with the first day covering materials, basic strokes, and letterforms. The second session will cover connecting letters, spacing, and if we have time, basic layout design and flourishing.

 

Age: 15+

 

About the instructor:
After graduating with a Masters in Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons, the New School in New York City, Charmaine balanced a corporate art career with a small calligraphy business on the side for several years. After careful consideration, she decided to take her calligraphy career full time, and has been creating beautiful lettering for events and spreading her love of calligraphy through teaching.

Charmaine has taught calligraphy workshops in New York and Kuwait, and works closely with PR companies, wedding planners, and corporate clients such as Google, MAC, Louis Vuitton, Mont Blanc and Etsy.


Please note that as per Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism regulation, a 96-hour negative PCR test result, in addition to a "green" status on the Al Hosn app, is required for participation and attendance of any workshops, talks, and in-space events.


Are you a student interested in this workshop? 

We encourage you to fill out this form in order to be eligible for a student discount: 

https://forms.gle/pYmuHoyFz8tFM4zy8