IRCICA aims to encourage the practice, teaching and appreciation of the arts of the Muslim world on global scale by organizing training programs, particularly on calligraphy and the book arts, on account of their special place in Islamic culture and the great interest they enjoy. The training program on calligraphy coordinated by IRCICA for many years has offered artists from around the world the opportunity to upgrade their skills in the different calligraphic styles and obtain licenses – Ijaza allowing them to practice and teach this art. The courses are being taught by leading calligraphers, two days a week, in classes conducted in hybrid format.
Efdaluddin Kılıç, Biography
Born in 1968 in Üsküdar. Graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Theology in 1990. Obtained his MA degree from Marmara University, Institute of Social Sciences in 1993 with his study on “Yakut Musta’sımi’s Works in Istanbul Museums and Libraries”. He started to practice calligraphy in 1985 under the instruction of Hüsrev Subaşı. He attended the elective calligraphy courses at Marmara University Faculty of Theology. He practiced rik’a with Muhittin Serin. During the same period, he practiced the thuluth and naskh styles with the calligrapher Hasan Çelebi and obtained his Ijazas in these styles in 1993. He won a mention in the thuluth category at the calligraphy competition which was organized by IRCICA in 1994 in the name of the calligrapher Ibn al-Bawwab. He has works in various private collections in Türkiye and abroad.
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