Introduction to Islamic Calligraphy

Subject: Calligraphy
Dates: 22 April 2017 - 21 May 2017
Time: 10:30 to 16:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Tutor: Soraya Syed
Full price
£ 385
Student and pensioner concession
£ 310

In this course you will be introduced to the practice, methods and materials used by calligraphers in the Islamic calligraphy tradition. Participants will learn how to prepare their own reed pen and sized paper. They will practice writing the Arabic alphabet and explore the proportional systems that underlie the letters. The course concludes with each participant making a final piece using gold leaf.


Saturday 22 April, 10:30-16:30

Saturday 29 April, 10:30-16:30

Sunday 7 May, 10:30-16:30

Sunday 14 May, 10:30-16:30

Sunday 21 May, 10:30-16:30

All materials will be provided on this course.

Tutor biography

Soraya Syed

Soraya Syed trained as a calligrapher in Istanbul, Turkey. Since receiving her authorization in 2005, she has been teaching as well as exhibiting her work in the UK and abroad. She has an academic background in Arabic and the History of Islamic Art. In 2001, Soraya completed her MA at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts. She currently works from her studio in Greater London where she resides with her family.