Elinor Aishah Holland
Elinor Aishah Holland holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Temple University and studied Arabic at the University of Pennsylvania. A student of renowned calligrapher Mohamad Zakariya, Holland is a student of Islamic calligraphy in the traditional method of the Ottoman Hattat (calligraphers). A student of both Arabic and English calligraphy for twenty years, she has taught Islamic calligraphy to students of all ages at schools, museums and other learning institutions since 1994, including the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, The Smithsonian Institute, the Center for Book Arts, and the Detroit Institute of Art. Her freelance work includes private commissions and commercial pieces.