Arabic Calligraphy: Thuluth Script

Subject: Calligraphy, Visiting Master
Dates: 27 March 2017 - 31 March 2017
Time: 10:30-17:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Tutor: Nuria Garcia Masip
Full price
£ 385
Student and pensioner concession
£ 310

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In this course we will work with one of the most important scripts in Islamic calligraphy, the thuluth script, as a way to deepen the understanding of this art and its guiding principles.

The course will cover the following:

  • A brief introduction to Islamic calligraphy, different scripts, tools and materials.

  • The letters of the alphabet in the different thuluth calligraphic forms.

  • Exercises on writing techniques with traditional methods and materials.

  • Creations and compositions with calligraphy elements.

Because of the method of instruction, previous knowledge of the Arabic language is not necessary. The course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced.

Image courtesy of Nuria Garcia Masip

Tutor biography

Nuria Garcia Masip

Born in 1978 in Ibiza, Spain, Nuria Garcia Masip grew up between Spain and the U.S.A. In 1999, after completing her B.A. in French and Spanish Literature at The George Washington University, U.S.A., she traveled to Morocco where she developed an interest in Islamic Art.

In 2000, she returned to Washington D.C. where she started studying the rik'a , sülüs , and nesih scripts with calligrapher ( hattat ) Mohamed Zakariya.

In 2004, she moved to Istanbul where she continued to study the sülüs and nesih scripts with the master of Mohamed Zakariya, hattat Hasan Çelebi, and with hattat Davut Bektas. In 2007, she received her diploma ( icazet ) in these two scripts, signed by her three teachers, under the auspices of IRCICA (Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture).

Nuria is currently living in Paris, France, where she teaches and produces her own calligraphic works. She participates actively in calligraphy international exhibits and has organized workshops and conferences on this art.