Introduction to Islamic Calligraphy
|Dates:||23 June 2018 - 21 July 2018|
|Time:||10:00 - 16:30|
|Location:||Art of the Pen Studio, West Drayton, Greater London|
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?
Saturdays, 23, 30 June, and 7, 14, 21 July
Where will the course take place?
This course will take place in the artist's studio at:
Art of the Pen Studio
Unit 5 Bentinck Court, Bentinck Rd, West Drayton
Greater London UB7 7RQ
The studio is a few minutes walk away from West Drayton Overground Station (trains from Paddington and Ealing Broadway). On weekends, free parking is available in the area.
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.