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Persian Calligraphy, Nasta'liq Script Autumn 2017

Persian Calligraphy, Nasta'liq Script Autumn 2017


25 September – 27 November 2017

This ten-week course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. Although, previous knowledge of Persian language is not necessary for beginners, familiarity with the alphabet is an advantage. This is an exercise-based course on the writing techniques of the Nasta'liq script which is constantly engaged with Persian language and literature. You will also learn about the theory and history of Islamic calligraphy. The course will start with a general introduction to most Islamic calligraphy styles and traditional tools and materials. The letters' shapes as the basic elements in calligraphy will be explored in detail through the course and advanced compositions and juxtaposition of forms will be covered at elementary and upper levels.

The course is held every Monday 6:30-8:30pm at the London Middle East Institute from 25 September – 27 November 2017.

Keramat Fathinia is a Persian calligrapher born in Iran who has been teaching calligraphy for 16 years.

Fees: £250 (10% discount for early-bird registration by Monday 28 August 2017: £225). There will be a small additional charge of between £10 and £20 for materials and tools.