Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy


This course will introduce participants to Arabic calligraphy and its historical context within the Arab-Muslim world. Students will be introduced to various Arabic calligraphy scripts and will be provided with persistent hands-on practice including in-class practice, individual/group instruction, and take-home assignments. This course will combine lectures with visual materials, discussion of reading and/or visual evidence, and hands-on practice with bamboo and ink.

Familiarity with the Arabic Alphabet is recommended but not required.

Time: Thursdays from 5:30pm-7pm, 5/19 – 6/23
Instructor: Wafaa Al-Shimrty
Tuition: $120 plus $10 for materials
Location: Center for Arabic Culture located at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, 6B, Somerville
Register: Please click here

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3 Responses to “Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy”
  1. Alex Fraps says:

    Selam!
    Ana ismee Alex wa ana min Amrika. That’s most of the Arabic I know haha.
    I am fascinated by Arabic calligraphy (particularly Nastaliq and Thuluth). My question is that being LEFT handed, how would that affect my practice? I find it hard to write the letters “waw” and the R.
    Shukran
    Alex Fraps

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