An Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy (Fatimid Kufic Script)
This free course introduces students to the traditions of the wonderful world of Arabic calligraphy. We will study the history, tools and techniques.
Within the 5 weeks students will submerge themselves into a miracle of the Quran which sadly has been overlooked by many of us in the modern era. Learn the status given to calligraphy by Allah and His Rasool (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). Understand how the masters of Arabic Calligraphy preserved and developed the styles.
Students will get an opportunity to gain hands on experience of writing the alphabets and work towards writing their own name by week 5.
You do not need to be well versed in the Arabic language as this course is suitable for beginners and does not require prior knowledge of the Arabic language. Please do ensure you have the following equipment for the course:
2 x HB pencils
Decent geometry compass (for Fatimid Kufic)