Learn the mesmerizing art of calligraphy painting with this complete guide for beginners.
Choose between English or Arabic calligraphy - and your instructor will direct you on how to get started. During the first 3 sessions, you will begin by using the calligraphic pen on paper and practice your chosen style. Once you are confident in your design abilities, the remaining sessions will be dedicated to guidance on how to incorporate calligraphy within a painting or give it a painterly form on canvas.
You can choose to work on any design, whether it is a Quranic verse of religious significance, an abstract composition of alphabets or a quote you really like. You will have complete freedom to either adhere to strict codes of calligraphy or be spontaneous with rhythmic styles and modifications.
Throughout the sessions, students will be provided with photo stated samples of various scripts and writing styles, as well as a short history of the subjects - and cover a variety of techniques and compositions.
Students choosing to work on Arabic calligraphy have the option of working on either the Ruqa, Deewani or Naskhi styles.
* Fee of approx AED 189 for Arabic & AED 210 for English will be applicable.
* Materials for Arabic:
Pen with ink cartridges or reed pen (qasb) with ink, A4 notebook, pencils, photostats & scripts, acrylic paints, plastic pallets, turpentine substitute, pastels, tracing paper, chart paper, gold leaf, glue, etc.
Students must bring their own canvas, flat brushes size 4 & 12, round brush size 0.
* Materials for English:
Calligraphy pen with cartridges, A4 writing pad, pencil, tracing paper, pastels, etc.
Students must bring their own canvas and brushes.
All sessions are valid for 75 days upon booking
13 and older
* Students will require 1 large canvas (30x36) or 2 medium canvases (16x20) depending on their choice of painting.
* Attendance certificate can be provided upon request.
* All prices listed are for non-members of DIAC. DIAC membership can be bought at the center for a fee of AED 367.5 (inc. VAT) per year.
Villa #27 - 75B Street