SHORT COURSES

ARTS & LANGUAGES 

A1. ART of the BOOK

GENERAL INFORMATION

All Courses begin February 2020

1. Basic Course Requirements:

Traditional Art applicants (includes classical music, and qiraat) & Language applicants need to give time for  review/practice or mashq in their weekly schedules. In the traditional arts, mashq e ishq is practice with a passion to excel. In learning languages, unless the previous lesson is thoroughly reviewed, it is not possible to move to the next lesson.

Theoretical Discourse applicants need to give time for concentrated reading & reflection in their weekly schedules. 

2. Online Courses: 

Online provision in courses is a real-time participation in the course sessions with the teacher for the entire duration; usually on Skype with recourse to the Skype recordings.  Online provision is not a set of recorded videos which are provided to the registered student. 

Online student provision is only available for Languages and Theory Courses.  Applicants from other cities are encouraged to apply.

- Students from other cities join in the program via Skype. Support instructions for smooth connectivity are shared.

- Time differences are worked out around the mentioned schedule, and adjusted with the class students and teachers in mind. 

- Reading and reference material, including supporting uploaded class recordings will shared via Email/Dropbox/Whatsapp.

- Reminders and intimations of sessions, timings, group meetings etc. are shared via a whatsapp group.

3. Selecting More than One Course for a Year:

Applicants to Hast o Neest courses can also immerse themselves in an indepth study of a selected traditional art practice, a language, and/or a theoretical discussion which taken together for a year will provide them with an introduction, appreciation and insight into traditional wisdom. 

TO REGISTER FOR ANY COURSE:

Send in Course Title, Applicant Name, Email Address & Whatsapp number on hast.o.neest@gmail.com or on 03008493170.

Fee & Payment:

Art Program: Monthly Fee for Miniature, Classical Music (Vocals & Instrument) & Drawing: PKR. 6000/- per month

Monthly Fee for Calligraphy, Tazhib, Geometric Pattern: PKR 4000 /- per month

Language Program:

Monthly Fee per Language: PKR 3000/Month. 

Theory Program: Monthly Fee per Theory Course: PKR. 4000 /- per month

Full term fees is to be paid by the 10th of the first month of each Term. The payment can be made by cash or crossed cheque in the name of the trust 'Baytunur'. 

Venue Address:

Hast o Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II, Lahore.

1. KHAT - CALLIGRAPHY

Children & Adults

 

Time: Twice a week, Saturdays/Sundays, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Winter Timing 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Duration is three months for the first level. New session from Saturday, 14th March 2020.

 

Course Outline: Theory, History & Practicing Individual Letters (Muffaridat) of the Urdu alphabet.

 

Teacher: Syed Sajid Abbas Naqvi has an Ijazah in Khat-e-Nastaliq from Ustad Irfan Ahmed Khan (President Calligraph-Artists’ Guild Pakistan). Sajid Abbas has also studied under Iranian master-calligrapher Ustad Nasir Jawaharpur a former office-bearer of the Anjman-e-Khushnawisan-e-Iran

Objective: Hastoneest aims to provide access to masters in the art of calligraphy including its wisdom as part of the rich cultural tradition of the Islamic world, specially the Art of the Book; Quranic Art. Students of course may have their own objectives.

Application Eligibility:

Minimum matriculate degree, age 18 year +

Course Fee Structure: PKR 4000 per month for Adults.

PKR 3000 per month for Children (8 years - 16 Years)

2. TRADITIONAL MUGHAL MINIATURE

Thrice a week, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Duration is three months for the first level. New session from Wednesday, 1st April 2020. 

Course Outline:                       

Month One: 1. Line - Four types of line in Pencil & Brush 2. Drawing – elements like leaves, figure, face, clothes.

Months Two3. Qalam Geri - Four types of line 4. Drawing Qalam Geri - elements like leaves, figure, face etc.

Month Three: 5. Colour I - Siyah Qalam - Pardakht

Month Four: 6. Colour II – Neem Rang

Months Five & Six: 7. Composition & Colour III – Composing full painting & Gad Rang.

Teacher Mughal Miniature: Fyza Noon is an NCA graduate in Fine Arts specialising in Miniatures. She is a student of Ustad Bashir Ahmed. She is a founding member of Hast o Neest and has been teaching miniatures since 2014. Her interests include exploring the historical and philosophical dimensions of the art form. 

Application Eligibility:

Minimum matriculate degree, age 18 year +

 

3. ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC PATTERN

Level 1 is for Three Months Duration; Once a Week on Sundays, three hour session, 10:30 am to  1:30 pm,  New Session from Sunday, 3rd May 2020.

"The significant intellectual contributions of Islamic mathematicians, astronomers, and scientists were essential to the creation of this unique new style (of geometric patterns)"  https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/geom/hd_geom.htm

"Natural symmetries are found throughout nature and most strikingly within the world of flowers, the proportions of which are governed by simple geometric laws. The origin of the word ‘cosmos’ is adornment and the adornment of sacred buildings with both floral and geometric patterns makes the viewer sensitive to the subtle harmonies uniting the natural world around us with the cosmos.

 

In Islamic art the geometric figure of the circle represents the primordial symbol of unity and the ultimate source of all diversity in creation. The natural division of the circle into regular divisions is the ritual starting point for many traditional Islamic patterns."  

https://artofislamicpattern.com/resources/educational-posters/

Outline: 

Through this course students are going to learn:

  • Basic proportional division through compass and ruler or fundamentals of geometric proportionality.

  • Drawing eight-fold, six-fold different combinations twelve-fold and ten-fold geometric flower pattern or rosette, which has been used throughout Muslim tradition of art.

  • How to manipulate single rosette form with the help of different grids to create indefinite possible geometric patterns.

  • How to fill any flat surface area with geometric pattern through following traditional principles of division.

Equipment:

  • Professional geometry compass

  • 12inch ruler

  • Masking tape

  • 0.5mm/ 0.35mm Clutch pencil

  • 0.4mm fill tip pen. (at least 8 – 12 different colours)

  • A3 size sketchbook

Timing:

  • Sundays, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Teacher: Danish Baloch teaches Islamic Geometric Patterns at Hastoneest; and a student of Taimoor Khan Mumtaz and Waleed Zaman in this field. Danish is also a philosophy graduate, and is interested in history, literature and the traditional arts.

NOTE: No mathemetics-background required. Applicants should be prepared to work with a compass and ruler!

L. LANGUAGE

Classical Farsi and Arabic 

The two basic languages to access the vast cultural and intellectual world of our civilisation. 

 

QURANIC ARABIC - FUSHA I & II

FUSHA I: Starts Sunday, 16 February 2020 - Four Months Duration, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm (with online student provision) once a week on Sundays. (Course ends early June 2020)

Format: Each lesson on power point presentations; week assignments.  Review of lessons at end of each month.

Course Outline:  Basic Grammar & Vocabulary as well as Spoken language 

 

Teacher:

Syed Rehan GIllani: Syed Muhammad Rehan-ul-Hasan Gilani is currently pursuing his PhD. in Islamic Studies from the University of Lahore. He has secured Gold Medal in Ash-Shahadatul-Aalamiyyah Fil Uloom Al-Arabiyyah wal-Islamiyyah and 1st Position in BS (Hons) Arabic from Minhaj University Lahore. He is also Adeeb Arabi and Alim Arabi from Darul-Uloom Muhammadiah Ghosiah, Bhera. His fields of interest include studies on Molana Rumi, Allama Iqbal, Said Nursi, Naat and Ilahiyat (Islamic Philosophy).

Listen to a Lecture

FUSHA II: 

Course Outline: Text Reading : Quran, Poetry & Prose
with Syed Rehan Gillani

Application Eligibility:

Minimum matriculate degree, age 18 year +

CLASSICAL FARSI I & II

FARSI I: Starts Friday, 21st February 2020, four month duration; from 4:00 to 5:30 pm; once a week on Fridays (Course ends early June 2020)

Format: Each lesson on power point presentations; week assignments.  Review of lessons at end of each month.

Course Outline:  Basic Grammar & Vocabulary as well as Spoken language with introduction to poetry of Shaykh Saadi Shirazi (d.1292) and other classical Farsi literature.

 

Teacher: 

Syed Rehan GIllani: Syed Muhammad Rehan-ul-Hasan Gilani is currently pursuing his PhD. in Islamic Studies from the University of Lahore.

FARSI II:  

Course Outline: Text Reading with Hamid Reza Fazil

Reading Abdul al Karim al Jili's Al Insaan al Kamil & some grammar.

Teacher: Hamid Reza Fazil: A traditional religious scholar of Arabic, Quranic Exegesis and Islamic Law with special interest in philosophy & metaphysics.

Application Eligibility:

Minimum matriculate degree, age 18 year +

Outline

T. THEORY ELECTIVES

  1. Modernity: History, Wordview & Culture

  2. The Traditional World of Islam

  3. Metaphysics, Cosmology, Spirituality Ethics

  4. Peoples, Cultures & Languages of Pakistan

(i) Modernity - History, Worldview & Culture, where the current dominant modernist/materialist views of reality and humanity are studied and discussed.

(ii) The Traditional World of Islam where we look at its main aspects of Quran, Theology, Philosophy, Spirituality and how they underpin Art and Culture.

(iii) Metaphysics, Cosmology, Spirituality & Ethics. and how these are applied to various domains of traditional thought and action – including the Arts, Architecture and the Sciences.

(iv) Peoples, Cultures & Languages of Pakistan focusing on Pakistan’s rich human and cultural landscape, necessary for any Pakistani's self understanding, identity and pride.

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A. ART 

A1: Art of the Book

  1. Calligraphy (Nastaliq, Naskh & Thuluth)

  2. Tazhib (Herat School)

  3. Miniature (Mughal School)

  4. Miniature (Persian School)

  5. Islamic Geometric Pattern

  6. Drawing (Pencil Work)

A2: Qira'at 

  1. Quranic Recitation (Rules of Recitation-Tajweed, Styles of Qira'at)

A3: Classical Music 

  1. Vocals Training (Gwalior Gharana)

  2. Sitar (String Instrument)

  3. Sarangi (String Instrument)

  4. Tabla (Percussion Instrument)

A4: Architecture

  1. Traditional Islamic Architecture 

The selection of the first three disciplines of Calligraphy, Tazhib & Miniature (Art of the Book), and Architecture require a basic study of Geometry and/or Drawing.

L. LANGUAGE  

Arabic Fusha I
Basic Grammar & Vocabulary with introduction
to Arabic Literature & Poetry

Arabic Fusha II
Text Reading (Sundays)

Classical Farsi 1
Basic Grammar & Vocabulary with introduction
to Farsi Literature & Poetry

Classical Farsi II
Text Reading (Sundays)

T. THEORY 2019 - 2020

  1. Modernity: History, Wordview & Culture

  2. The Traditional World of Islam

  3. Metaphysics, Cosmology, Spirituality Ethics

  4. Peoples, Cultures & Languages of Pakistan

4. TAZHIB

Gilding Ottomon School 

Once a week on Sundays, two hours per session (flexible)

Basic Level duration is for four months. New session from Sunday, 5th April 2020. 

Course Outline:                       

Participants will learn:

– The Motifs and the Vocabulary of this art form
– All the stages of a finished work of art
– Preparation of ‘ahaar’ and ‘muraqqa’ special paper and board used for illumination and calligraphy
– Gilding, process of making shell gold from gold leaf and its application

 

Azma Salman is an illumination or “Tezhib” artist and has been teaching Traditional Islamic Art at the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan. Holding a Masters of Arts in Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts, she is the only illuminator in Pakistan with a formal degree in Islamic Art field. Despite that, she still travels to Turkey to receive training from the masters of illumination there. Her works has been exhibited in London and Pakistan.

Application Eligibility:

Age 16 year +

 

5. Drawing

Thrice a week on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays,from 3:00 to 4:30 pm for two months (8 weeks). New Session from Friday, 13th March 2020.

Course Outline:        

               

Weeks 1-4: Learn how to draw, working from big shapes and simple constructs to fully articulated renderings of human and animal forms, natural elements and architecture, using images commonly used in Persian miniature paintings.

Weeks 5-8: Progress from 2-dimensional to 3-dimensional models and draw from life - both still-life arrangements and live models. Learn how to stylize drawings and manipulate perspective to mimic the drawing style of Persian miniature artists. 

In addition, explore the rules of composition and the symbolism of imagery found in miniature paintings.

Finally, combine your theoretical knowledge and drawing skills with introduction to different mediums to produce your own Persian miniature-style drawing.

 

Michelle Farooqi, a visual artist and a Hast o Neest miniature and geometry student.

Materials: A3 drawing book, HB and 2-H pencils, eraser and sharpener, 12" ruler

 

Application Eligibility:

Age 16 year +

 

THEORY Course Structure: One Year is divided into Two Terms of Four Months/16 Weeks.

 

Field & Study Trips can be included in a program.

Timing & Duration: One/Two sessions per week of 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the selected discipline. The specific days of the week depends on the discipline(s) selected. 

Registration & Application: Interested applicants should send in their names, cell number and email address to hast.o.neest@gmail.com with a short paragraph sharing their reason for applying.

Queries can be forwarded on hast.o.neest@gmail.com/0300 8493170

Eligibility:

Academic Qualification: Intermediate (Minimum)

Age: 18 Years +

Language: Urdu, English

Applicants may be interviewed.

6. KHUSH KHATTI URDU

Introductory

 Children (8-16 Years) & Adults

Time: Twice a week, Thursday/Friday 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

 

Course Outline: 

 

Teacher: Syed Sajid Abbas Naqvi has an Ijazah in Khat-e-Nastaliq from Ustad Irfan Ahmed Khan (President Calligraph-Artists’ Guild Pakistan). Sajid Abbas has also studied under Iranian master-calligrapher Ustad Nasir Jawaharpur a former office-bearer of the Anjman-e-Khushnawisan-e-Iran

Course Fee Structure: PKR 3000 per month for Adults.

and  Children (8 years - 16 Years)

A2. ART QURANIC 

 

1. Qira'at 

Quranic Recitation

 Children (8-16 Years) & Adults

Time: Twice a week, Thursday/Friday 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

 

Course Outline:

 

Teacher: Qari Khalid Usman ALvi Al-Azhari

Course Fee Structure: PKR 3000 per month for Adults.

A3. ART CLASSICAL MUSIC

1. VOCALS TRAINING

Introductory - Children & Adults

 

Time: Twice a week, Wednesdays/Sundays, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. 

 

Course Outline:

 

Teacher: Muslim Shaggan, Gwalior Gharana

Application Eligibility:

No music background required.

2. SARANGI

Stringed Instrument

Introductory - Children & Adults

 

Time: Twice a week, 4:00 to 6:00 pm (flexible)

 

Course Outline:

 

Teacher: Zohaib Hassan

Application Eligibility:

No music background required. An instrument will need to be purchased by the student.

3. SITAR

Stringed Instrument

Introductory - Children & Adults

 

Time: Twice a week, 4:00 to 6:00 pm (flexible)

 

Course Outline:

 

Teacher: Shehzad Khalil

Application Eligibility:

No music background required. An instrument will need to be purchased by the student.

4. TABLA

Percussion Instrument

Introductory - Children & Adults

Time: Twice a week, 4:00 to 6:00 pm (flexible)

 

Course Outline:

 

Teacher: Asher Samuel

Application Eligibility:

No music background required. An instrument will need to be purchased by the student.

Mailing Address::
3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II, Lahore.

hast.o.neest@gmail.com
Cell: 0300 849 3170
Cell:  0321 4847091

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