ONE YEAR COURSES

ARTS & LANGUAGES 

Outline

A1. ART ELECTIVES

Outline

L. LANGUAGE ELECTIVES

PROGRAM DETAILS

All courses begin16th August 2019*

 

Objective

 

The One Year Program encourages students to immerse in an indepth study of a traditional art practice, a language, and/or a theoretical discussion. 

 

The objective is to provide an introduction, appreciation and insight into traditional wisdom taking student motivation, interest and direction into consideration. 

All traditional arts including music, and languages, require 

'concentrated practice or mashq - 'mashq e ishq' i.e. 'practice with a passion to excel'.

*The Timings and Outline for each course will be updated by August 2019. 

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A. ART ELECTIVES

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 will require a minimum semester 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

  1. Modernity: History, Wordview & Culture

  2. The Traditional World of Islam

  3. Metaphysics, Cosmology, Spirituality Ethics

  4. Peoples, Cultures & Languages of Pakistan

Program Structure:

One Year is divided into Two Terms of Four Months/16 Weeks:

16th August to 15th December 2019, and from

17th January to 17th May 2019.

 

Field & Study Trips may be included in the 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 joining this program, their choice of disciplines - one or more - for the year study, and what they hope to gain in that one year.

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

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.

Program Fee & Payment:

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

Monthly Fee for Calligraphy, Tazhib, Geometric Pattern & Drawing: 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:

Hast o Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

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

Online Distance Learning at Hastoneest

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

- Time differences will be 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 Dropbox/Whatsapp.

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

CALLIGRAPHY

Children & Adults

 

Time: Twice a week, Saturdays/Sundays, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Winter Timing 2:30 to 4:30 pm

 

Course Outline: Theory, History & Practicing Individual Letters (Muffaridat)

 

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)

TRADITIONAL

PERSIAN & MUGHAL MINIATURE

Applicants can register for ONE school - either Persian or Mughal - as the base study, and can later add the other if interested. 

 

Twice a week, Wed, Fri; 4 to 6 pm

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 Persian Miniature: Syed Shahabdullah Alamee is a practicing miniature artist based in Lahore who has a number of national and international solo and group shows to his name. He earned his Bachelors in Fine Arts from National College of Arts (NCA), graduating with honors in traditional miniature painting in 2012. Shahabdullah was awarded the "Haji Sharif Prize in Miniature Painting” in 2016. He has also undertaken courses at Isfahan and Tehran in 2010-2011 in Persian Miniature Painting and Calligraphy.

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 +

ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC PATTERN

Course: Starts Sunday, 8th September 2019.

Four Months Duration; Once a Week on Sundays from 4:00 to 6:30 pm

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, 4:00 pm – 6:30 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 applicants can apply. Applicants should be prepared to work with a compass and ruler!

TAZHIB

Gilding/Illumination

Ottomon School & Herat School

Applicants can register for ONE school - either Ottomon or Herati - as the base study, and can later add the other if interested. 

Once a week on Wednesdays, 3:00 to 5:00 pm

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.

Syed Shahabdullah Alamee is a practicing miniature artist based in Lahore. He earned his Bachelors in Fine Arts from National College of Arts (NCA), graduating with honors in traditional miniature painting in 2012. Shahabdullah was awarded the "Haji Sharif Prize in Miniature Painting” in 2016. He has also undertaken courses at Isfahan and Tehran in 2010-2011 in Persian Miniature Painting and Calligraphy, and Illumination in the Herat School. 

Application Eligibility:

Age 16 year +

 

Line Work in Pencil, Step 1 

Time: Once a week, Sundays 4:00 to 5:30 pm         

Course Outline:  Focus is on line quality. 

- Line Practice: Straight lines, vertical, horizontal. diagnol, front & back movement, line quality (2 sessions)

- Hand Movement: Basic shapes, circle, triangle, squares, 3D shapes (2 Sessions)

- Still Life Observation: Simple objects like vase, cube, spherical, and clusters of objects (2 sessions)

- Perspective: Several Objects at a Distance, Interior spaces (2 sessions)

- Figurative: Copy work from Master's drawings; drawing from a photograph (2 Sessions)

- Drapery Study: Stylized drawing of Persian paintings (2 sessions)

Assignments will be given for the weeks in between. Minimum 5 hours of at home work per week.

 

Teacher: Syed Ali Asad Naqvi is an NCA-Graduated visual artist based in Lahore. 

Objective:  Miniature sessions are enhanced with line work skills. Line work is also the basics of visual art and applicable in many fields.

Application Eligibility:

Age 12 year and above.

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)

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 January 2020 - Four Months Duration

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).

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FUSHA II: Starts Wednesday 4th September 2019

On Wednesdays only from 5:30 to 7:15 pm; 5:30 to 6:15 pm, 6:30 - 7:15 pm - Four Months Duration.

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 Thursday 5th Septmber 2019

On Thursdays only from 5:30 to 7:15 pm; 5:30 to 6:15 pm; 6:30 - 7:15 pm - Four Months Duration.    

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:  Starts Saturday 7th September 2019

On Saturdays only from 5:30 to 7:15 pm; 5:30 to 6:15 pm,6:30 to 7:15 pm

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.

A2. ART ELECTIVE

 

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 ELECTIVES

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.

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.

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.

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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