Introduction to Islamic Calligraphy

Subject: Calligraphy
Dates: 23 June 2018 - 21 July 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: Art of the Pen Studio, West Drayton, Greater London
Tutor: Soraya Syed
Full price
£ 385
Student concession
£ 310
OAP concession
£ 310

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.

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.