15) Arabic Calligraphy Diwani (Taught in Arabic)

In this course, you will learn the basics of Arabic calligraphy. Calligraphy carries the true heritage of Islamic culture and art, which started centuries ago.

This type of art developed because of the care and work of the old calligraphers until it reached the perfection of modern times. Arabic letters and the script are works of art based on the golden ratio. No wonder that artists use them to create integrated works of art.

Class Outline

  1. How to hold the pen for Arabic calligraphy/basic characters kufic calligraphy style/Al-ba’a group with Al-a’lef
  2. Al-noon group with Al-a’lef/Individual/separate letters and work on the line
  3. Special rules for connecting letters – Single/group
  4. Special starting group by the Al-dal group/Working with curvy letter shapes
  5. The plural form of some words and lower caps/Create complex sentences
  6. Writing and connecting kufic style letters/revision/day of the last class

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

Participants are required to buy their own materials beforehand and bring them to every class.

  • Special note divided into milli-metres
  • Pencil & Ruler

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Wed, 29 Jan, 2020
Wed, 18 Mar, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
VCUarts Qatar
QAR 1350


Emad Aldin Omran

Emad Omran is a Syrian calligraphy artist and musician. He regards the Arabic letter and painting as a harmonious musical picture that cannot be separated in his artistic life. He has won several awards for his art work and participated in many exhibitions.