Introduction to Islamic Calligraphy

Subject: Calligraphy
Dates: 24 February 2020 - 28 February 2020
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.

This course requires a minimum number of enrolment to run.

Who is this course for?

Suitable for beginners.  Knowledge of Arabic is not necessary.

What should I bring to class?

All materials will be provided in 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

Soraya Syed

Soraya Syed trained as a calligrapher in Istanbul, Turkey. Since receiving her Ijazah (authorization to teach) 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.