English / Arabic Calligraphy Painting (Beginners)

Basic Information

Course Description:
Students will be provided with photo stated samples of various scripts and writing styles of Arabic calligraphy, as well as  short history of the subject.
Students can choose from 3 prevalent styles that are Ruqa, Deewani or Naskhi.

You will master a style first with the calligraphic pen on paper then be guided on how to incorporate calligraphy within painting or give it a painterly form on canvas.It could be Quranic verse of religious significance, abstract composition of alphabets or any composition of words. The first 3 classes will enable students to write alphabets with pen and ink and the rest will be devoted for paint work.

Course Objective:
To familiarize new students, the different alphabets with the pronounciation will be taught.
Students will be guided to develop ideas incorporating calligraphy into painting. Within the course, students can either adhere to strict codes of calligraphy or be spontaneous with  rhythmic styles  indulging in all kinds of fanciful modifications of the forms of words. Various techniques and composition  are also taught during the process of the artwork.
Calligraphy can be a very colourful creation. With collages can have an abstract look or with oriental motifs  and arches
, using large areas of saturated colours on canvas can give an antique look.
Students would need 1 large canvas (30x36)or 2 medium canvases (16 x 20) depending on their choice of painting.

Calligraphy classes are also available for kids aged 5- 15 on Saturdays.

Course Details

Teacher Tauseef Al-Mulla
Day / Time Monday(9.30-12.30), Saturday: adults(10am-1pm)
Course Session Monday : 3 Hours, Saturday: 3 hours
Duration 8 Weeks
Members Fee 1300 for adults
Non-Members Fee 25% Extra
Material Fee 180 dhs for 8 weeks Arabic calligraphy. 200 dhs for English calligraphy materials

Material Required

Arabic Calligraphy pen with ink cartridges or traditional reed pen (qasb) with ink pot, single line A4 size spiral note book. Stationery includes eraser, 2 pencils, sharpener and ruler. Fotostats about Arabic Calligraphy background and scripts for references as well extra copies for students to practice at home.
Acrylic paints, plastic pallets, turpentine substitute, pastels, tracing paper, chart paper for composing work, gold leaf, glue etc and other essentials needed to do painterly work.
Above material feel stated below is paid to the teacher in 1st Class to cut down over all cost materials for students.

Its 180 dhs for 8 weeks and 160 dhs for 6 weeks.

Student will have to get canvass according to their and choice medium , brushes Winsor and Newton short flat bright in size 12 and 4, as well round size 0 for fine work.besides 2 empty glass bottles for cleaning brushes .

English Calligraphy
Calligraphy is an art itself whether English or Arabic.
Beauty is in writing with smooth lines and precision. Students are taught to write first on A4 size pad with pen, different fonts to choose from depending on student choice and requirements.
Enlarge according to size of canvas , do it either in paniterly form or ideas about doing collages of poem or prose in a painting.
Calligraphy pen with cartidges,A4 size writing pad, pencil, eraser,sharpener, extra stationery, tracing paper, pastels etc ( for dhs 200 ) to be paid to teacher as to avoid time wastage in class, looking and finding materials is a challenging task.
Students will have to get brushes and canvas depending on their choice of work.

Terms and Conditions

1. Pre-registration required for all classes and payments to be made in advance.
2. Students must attend classes they have registered and paid for.
3. Makeup classes provided and refunds issued only if art center cancels any lessons.

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