This one-day workshop introduces you to the journey of the Arabic language and how it has transpired into a divine art form over the years. You’ll embark on a journey learning how the art of calligraphy was embraced by the Hijaz and claimed it’s love by the Moors, enlightening the soul of Al Andalus, how it became the crown of Abbasids and flowed effortlessly in the hands of Ibn-Muqla, how it enveloped the walls of Ottoman mosques and intoxicated the heart of Persia. Moreover, you’ll learn about the fascinating journey of Arabic Calligraphy through the centuries and the traditional practices and tools used by the master Calligraphers.
Post introduction offers a step-by-step practical calligraphy guide in to writing the Arabic letters in a traditional manner using ink and Qalam (reed pen). You’ll begin the session by learning the method of cutting and preparing the Qalam (reed pen), as well as preparing other traditional tools and materials.
In addition to this, you will learn how to hold the Qalam at the correct angle and how write in a variety of thicknesses by following the proportional system of measuring each letter by the dot (nukta).
All materials are provided throughout the course including handouts with helpful guidelines which you are free to take home with you.
This course is Suitable for beginners to intermediate levels.
Previous knowledge of Arabic Calligraphy is not necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID 19 SOME OF THE WORKSHOPS ARE NOW CANCELLED
|17th April 1pm – 5pm £35
|5th June 1pm – 5pm £35
|7th July 1pm – 5pm £46|
|26th July 12pm – 6pm £35|
|28th June 12pm – 6pm £46
20% discount available if you choose the multi-buy option.
|17th April 1pm – 5pm
|5th June 1pm – 5pm
|7th July 1pm – 5pm
|26th July 12pm – 6pm
|28th June 12pm – 6pm
For the multi-buy option, you can either book two places (or more) on one workshop for yourself and for a friend(s)/family OR you can book multiple workshops for yourself.For those who book multiple workshops for themselves: The upcoming workshop sessions would be a continuation of what has been learnt in the previous workshop, ensuring a promising progress.
Need to book more than 2 tickets? This can be arranged – please send me an email with the number of bookings required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cass Art, 66-67 Colebrooke Row, The Angel, London N1 8AB
14 days before the course:
If for any reason you need to cancel, please request a full refund by sending an email to email@example.com or alternatively, contact to change the booking for an alternative date.
7 to 14 days before the course:
If for any reason you are unable to attend the agreed date, an alternative date can be arranged. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Less than 7 days before the course:
Unfortunately, no refund or alternative date will be available for late cancellations If in any unforeseen circumstance you are unable to attend the course, please send the name and contact details of a friend/family who could possibly attend on your behalf. Please send their details to email@example.com
Please contact me if you have further enquiries.
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I've had such an enlightening and eye opening experience. I've definitely walked away with a new found appreciation for Arabic Calligraphy, and a desire to pursue it further.
It's been an absolute honor to have had the opportunity to be taught by you. Thank you so so much for sharing your talent. May Allah reward you immensely x
I attended Maadia’s Arabic calligraphy workshop.
The course was set at a good pace, starting with a fantastic introduction on the history, styles, tools, followed with the practical session. Maadia’s knowledge and skills are outstanding! I will definitely be attending again! Thank you ?
Thank you Maaida for the wonderful calligraphy workshop.your work is truly amazing and you were really patient while teaching .i enjoyed every bit of it.?