Calligraphy: Nastaliq Script

Subject: Calligraphy
Dates: 9 December 2019 - 13 December 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Bahman Panahi
Full Price
£ 385

This course will present the basic techniques, tools and structures of the nastaliq/Persian style following the classical and traditional concepts. In parallel, the participants will be introduced to the different methods of calligraphic creations. This method aims to create a careful balance between the rules and tradition of calligraphy and its creative and artistic aspects.

The nastaliq style and the Persian school form an important part in the history and tradition of Islamic calligraphy. The traditional, noble tools and materials are an essential part of this art. Using, touching and developing a sensibility towards the materials is firmly rooted in the tradition and philosophy of calligraphy, helping us understand the aesthetic and the original techniques.

This course is an opportunity to further develop and enrich the study of calligraphy and Islamic art through a new approach.

Master Bahman Panahi's many years of teaching experience in different countries has led him to develop a unique and effective method for students of different backgrounds and levels.

Drawing from Master Bahman Panahi's research, "musicalligraphy", which focuses on the relationship between music and calligraphy, he often uses the musical language of calligraphy to help students to progress and develop in a concentrated amount of time.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced

What should I bring to class?


What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full-time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

You can view our policy here.

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.

By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions.

Tutor biography

Bahman Panahi

Bahman Panahi is a Master calligrapher, visual artist and musician based in Paris. He was born in Iran in 1967 and grew up surrounded by the rich culture of the Persian artistic traditions. He was drawn to the arts of calligraphy and music from an early age and soon found that his practice of these two art forms complimented each other.

In calligraphy, he studied under the direction of the respected masters Gholamhosein Amirkhani, Abdollah Foradi and Yadollah Kaboli. In music, he studied with the masters Hushang Zarif, Athaullah Zahed Shirazi and Mohammad Reza Lotfi. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Tehran University and continued in Ecole Beaux-arts de Valenciennes and then at the Sorbonne University in France. The ongoing affair between calligraphy and music led to the subject of his doctoral research “Musicalligraphy: the Musicality of Lines and Points”.

Bahman Panahi has actively participated in calligraphic exhibitions, festivals, lectures, and music concerts in five continents.