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Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy


Calligraphy is the art of making writing beautiful. Once associated with the divinity of the Holy Quran, its rank naturally rises. It further gains a high degree of spirituality as Allah takes an oath by the pen (Surah Qalam) and uses ink to explain His Majesty (Surah Kahf). This course introduces students to the basics of Arabic Calligraphy and provides a taste of this grand miracle of the Quran and the Unlettered Prophet (Peace and salutations of Allah be upon him). Students will form an understanding of how letters are formed, the tools used by Master Calligraphers of the Islamic world. Once familiar with the basic elements, students will explore artistic tools to express their connection with the written Arabic word.

 

FREE Calligraphy stationery packs worth £35 for all students which includes:

 

  • Reed pens
  • Original Likka/Real Silk
  • Schmincke Ink (black)
  • Hokka-1/20 cc
  • Calligraphy practice paper
  • Instruction booklet


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Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy


Calligraphy is the art of making writing beautiful. Once associated with the divinity of the Holy Quran, its rank naturally rises. It further gains a high degree of spirituality as Allah takes an oath by the pen (Surah Qalam) and uses ink to explain His Majesty (Surah Kahf). This course introduces students to the basics of Arabic Calligraphy and provides a taste of this grand miracle of the Quran and the Unlettered Prophet (Peace and salutations of Allah be upon him). Students will form an understanding of how letters are formed, the tools used by Master Calligraphers of the Islamic world. Once familiar with the basic elements, students will explore artistic tools to express their connection with the written Arabic word.

 

FREE Calligraphy stationery packs worth £35 for all students which includes:

 

  • Reed pens
  • Original Likka/Real Silk
  • Schmincke Ink (black)
  • Hokka-1/20 cc
  • Calligraphy practice paper
  • Instruction booklet

 

 

 

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course

Recommended
prior study

Familiarisation of the Arabic Alphabet

Duration

10 weeks

Content summary

Week 1-3: Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy and single alphabetic letters

 

Week 3-5: Joining letters

 

Week 6-7: Names and short phrases

Students will start writing their names and plan writing a short phrase

 

Week 8-10: Complete short phrase

 

NOTE:The above plan is subject to change. Emphasis will be given on understanding how the letter-forms are created with the traditional reed pen.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

 

-       Using the Reed Pen

-       Familiarisation of writing the Arabic Alphabet using the reed pen

-       Understanding of the tools and basic techniques

 

Teaching and learning Strategies

-       Show and tell

-       Practical hands-on learning and guided exercise

-       Group discussion

 

Assessment Strategies

-       Teacher supervision

-       Exercise submission – Students will get the opportunity to practice marked my the teacher

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