Intro into Arabic Calligraphy

5 Week Course
Starts Wednesday 6 January 2016, 6pm -8pm
Main Gallery
£25 Craven residents/concessions, £49 non-Craven residents

As part of the 'Faith in Art: A look at contemporary Islamic art in Britain' season, Craven Museum & Gallery in collaboration with the Muslim Museum Initiative presents this five week Arabic calligraphy course taught by Yorkshire-based calligrapher, Ghulam Farid Rafiq.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn the thousand-year old Thuluth script, a large and elegant, cursive script, used in medieval times on mosque decorations.

No prior skill or experience is needed. Just bring your curiosity and creative spirit. You will be provided with all the required materials to complete the course: reed pens, course booklets, coated paper, ink and ink pots.

Session 1 - Wednesday 6th Jan 2016, 6-8pm
Introduction to writing systems and calligraphy
Introduction to traditional Arabic calligraphy tools
Drawing the Dot and the letters; Alif, Baa, Kaaf and Laam

Session 2 - Wednesday 13th Jan 2016, 6-8pm
Drawing the letters; Daal, Raa, Seen and Saad

Session 3 - Wednesday 20th Jan 2016, 6-8pm
Drawing the letters; Noon, Taa, Waw, Faa and Qaaf

Session 4 - Wednesday 27th Jan 2016, 6-8pm
Drawing the letters; Jeem, Ain, Meem, Haa and Yaa

Session 5 - Wednesday 3rd Feb 2016, 6-8pm
Production of a calligraphic composition

Artwork produced by participants will be exhibited as part of Craven Museum & Gallery's 'Faith in Art: A look at contemporary Islamic art in Britain' exhibition - 5 Feb to 28 March 2016.

Prices for the full course are £25 for Craven residents and concessions or £49 for non-Craven residents. Online booking can be made via our EventBrite page or for more information you can contact the museum or call us on 01756 706407. Payment can also be made at the museum.

This course part of our Islamic Art season, featuring an exhibition on contemporary Islamic Art and a papercutting workshop. Our Islamic Art season is one of the activities included in our Museum: Indispensable project. The project is supported using public funding by Arts Council.