Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy

Subject: Calligraphy
Dates: 1 April 2019 - 5 April 2019
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Soraya Syed
Full price
£ 385

An introduction to the practice, methods and materials used by calligraphers in the Islamic calligraphy tradition.

Learn how to prepare a own reed pen and sized paper, practise writing the Arabic alphabet and explore the proportional systems that underlie the letters.

By the end of the course you should have made your own piece, using ink and gold leaf.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided on this course.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

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.

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What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

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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.