Deen Arts Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2017 in Dallas, Texas. It is dedicated to celebrating, transmitting, and preserving the visual and aural Islamic Arts. Our name Deen (Arabic: دين, Romanized: Dīn) is an Arabic word with three general senses: judgment, customs, and religion. It is used by both Muslims and Arab Christians. In Islam, the word refers to the way of life Muslims must adopt to comply with divine law, encompassing beliefs, character, and deeds.
Drawing from the meaning of the term "Deen" in the Islamic context, we aim to bridge the lack of opportunities to understand Islamic Arts from aesthetic and philosophical perspectives based in Revelation and Divine Unity. Through our classes in Islamic calligraphy, manuscript illumination, and geometric patterns, students can study under master artists, mirroring the traditional apprenticeship methodology codified in the Ijazah process.
We also provide opportunities for Islamic art appreciation, resources, exhibitions, and tours to further engage individuals in the Islamic Arts. Our community is open to a diverse global audience of all cultural backgrounds, faiths, and geographical locations.
We concluded our first workshop in Cape Town! Thank you to all of the students who came out and Inshallah this is just the beginning of many great things here in South Africa.
Deen Arts Team at Table Mountain!
We fulfill this mission by offering high quality and accessible education and instruction in painting, drawing, sketch, sculpture and digital.
Crown Art School offers workshops and year-round studio art classes taught by professional artists and experienced educators in a unique setting.
We can assure you that regardless of which art branch you choose our mission is to inspire students to achieve their goals.