Calligrapher and teacher
Aishah Elinor Holland obtained a BA in religious studies from Temple University and studied Arabic at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a summer program at the Center for Arabic Studies at the University of Cairo. Aishah has been a student of both Arabic and English calligraphy for over 20 years. Since 1998, she has been a student of Khatt with the master calligrapher, Mohamed Zakiariya and has been teaching Islamic calligraphy to students of all ages at schools, museums and other learning institutions since 1994. Her freelance work includes private commissions and commercial pieces.