From Tuesday 16-31st of January we will be showcasing the beautiful art of Salma Aratsu. Salma was born into the Hindu tradition in her native India, and embracing Islam later on, she has enjoyed the beauty of these two distinctive traditions first hand.
Enjoy her artwork at our downstair gallery before entering into our permanent exhibitions.
In this, three hour workshop participant will learn about spirituality connected with creativity as Arabic Calligraphy is Divine art and relates to God’s word. Ruhi means spiritual and artist Salma Arastu with her experience of creating large canvases with flowing lyrical lines has designed this workshop to give participants a flavor of classical Arabic calligraphy written in contemporary style with spiritual brush strokes.
You will learn to practice the Arabic Calligraphy with angled brush rather than traditional way of writing with bamboo pen and unleash your imaginative powers with free and flowing use of the brush on paper or canvas. In first half you will be introduced about traditional and contemporary methods of writing and spiritual connection with calligraphy and get to practice different groups of letters on paper and in second half you will learn some good positive words in the calligraphy and after practicing them on large paper you can write on a small canvas and take it home as a finished piece.
In Art After Hours workshop, you will use various drawing mediums to create your own work of art while surrounded by inspiring artwork from artists from around the globe.
There is no experience necessary in this all-level workshop. In the Art After Hours series, you will get to keep your own drawing materials, which are catered to each class, or you can bring your own supplies.
Participants must sign up 48 hours in advance of attending a workshop to ensure their spot is reserved and materials are accounted for.
Art After Hours is a collaboration between Beyond Canvas (BC) and the International Art Museum of America (IAMA) in downtown San Francisco. Art After Hours is a drawing series conveniently located in downtown San Francisco, making workshops accessible to locals and travelers alike.
Each month children can participate in our free Kids Art Class where our instructors introduce different ways to create art. For the month of August, IAMA’s Kids Art Class celebrates the artistry of Still Life and Shading Techniques.
Join us at IAMA and bring your kids, 12 or younger! Learn to bring an object on paper to life by practicing shading techniques and looking for highlights and shadows.
We provide you with all the art supplies and instructors to help you perfect your creations
Learn all about IAMA during our guided museum tour. This tour provides an in-depth look into the museum's history, as well as a fascinating walk-through of works by our highlighted artists.
Tours are held every Thursday and every second Sunday of the month at 1:30 pm.
If you would like a private tour of our museum please call or email to make a reservation.
(415) 376-6344 x 7003