Every year around February or March Pen of Mercy invites Salman Khattak to teach Arabic and Western calligraphy workshops in Tampa and surrounding areas such as Orlando, Gainesville, and Panama City.
Please check back here for when the next workshops will be offered or email us if you have any specific questions about the workshops.
Due to COVID-19 we're not offering Calligraphy workshops in 2021. Insha'Allah check with us spring of 2022!
About Salman Khattak
As a naturally artistically talented boy, Salman started practicing the art of calligraphy since his teenage years. He started the serious study of both Western and Arabic Calligraphy fifteen years ago when he moved to Dubai and had an opportunity to attend a workshop in Arabic Calligraphy. Ever since then calligraphy and the art of calligraphy became Salman’s passion in life.
Originally from Pakistan, Salman lives in Toronto, Canada, where he is the Vice President of the Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto. Salman is also the founder of the Toronto Pen Company. Salman teaches both Arabic and Western calligraphy workshops and classes in Canada and the USA.
Watch Salman’s take on Arabic Calligraphy in an interview he gave to CBC, the public radio station of Canada: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/tapestry/a-beautiful-text-how-arabic-calligraphy-illustrates-faith-1.4803166
Salman’s website: https://torontopencompany.com/index.html
Salman’s calligraphy art: https://expressions-art.com/calligraphy-gallery/
I would love to take more workshops with Salman Khattak. It was an amazing experience. The teacher is very kind and makes beginners feel comfortable. He gave me confidence that I can do it. The one day class is not too long. In fact its the right amount of time to cover the material the teacher wanted us to learn.
I'm confident now to take the skills I learned and apply them to my own art work. After taking the two day workshop all my worries were alleviated. I had plenty of one on one time with the instructor. I also recommended the half day course to my younger sister and she took it. She too was very pleased with it. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to be able to take such a course in my own city. I definitely interested in taking any future Arabic calligraphy workshops that may be offered by Pen of Mercy and Salman Khattak.