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Sundays in the Studio! with Maryam Safarzadeh

DATE: Sundays in October 2022
TIME: 1pm- 4pm
LOCATION: 2nd floor, Education Studio

Join artist Maryam Safarzadeh and discover Middle Eastern and North American calligraphy practices! Learn new techniques and materials to create mixed-media works of art that combine visual arts and literature. Refine your artistic skills by recreating famous Iranian calligraphers’ paintings, practice your calligraphy in your mother-tongue, and create calligraphy-based, mixed-media artworks. This program is sponsored by Anne Safranyos and family.

October 2nd, 1-4pm

Learn the foundational skills for calligraphy! Using mixed-media materials and calligraphy techniques, recreate a line of your favourite poem, or write your own!


October 9th, 1-4pm

Design your name or initials with artistic embellishments!


October 16th, 1-4pm

Practice your calligraphy skills using different alphabets or your own native tongue.


October 23rd, 1-4pm

Refine your painting sills by recreating famous Iranian calligraphy and  paintings, or create your own using their work as inspiration.


October 30th, 1-4pm

This week, we’re using all of our new techniques to create calligraphy-based mixed-media artworks!


To Participate:

  • All participants are encouraged to pre-register online.
  • Or drop-in between 1-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • This program is free with admission to AWE and open to all.
  • Questions? Email Sophie Hinch, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at ​

Meet the artist: Maryam Safarzadeh

Maryam Safarzadeh is an artist, calligrapher, and poet inspired by Middle Eastern and North American influences. She studied Graphic Design at the University of Science and Culture of Tehran and has been painting since. Maryam has experience creating large-scale tile mosaics, murals, works of calligraphy, and illustrations. Currently, Maryam’s paintings are inspired by women, saying that she feels as if thousands of women are living inside of her and she voices them through her paintings. Maryam has been teaching art for 20 years.

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