The Portland State University Middle East Studies Center and Saturday Academy present a special summer camp experience for middle school students. During this week-long program, campers will learn about Arabic calligraphy, Islamic geometric designs, and Berber symbols from North Africa. Participants will practice artistic motifs that appear on pottery, leatherwork, textiles, and personal adornments and then create their own designs. Campers will visit the Bilal Masjid, Portland Art Museum,and the Portland State University Library special collections to see first-hand examples of Islamic art.
For more information and to register, visit Saturday Academy
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.