Education Programme for Art Centers, Calligraphy Course,2017. photo: Sharjah Art Foundation


Principles of Arabic Calligraphy (Beginners)
Course for Youth and Adults

Date: two days from Monday to Thursday, 19 September– 29 December 2022
Timings: 10:00 am–12:00 pm OR 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Location: Al Dhaid Art Centre, Al Madam Art Centre, Al Hamriyah Art Centre, Dibba Al Hisn Art Centre, Kalba Art Centre, Khorfakkan Art Centre
Ages: 15+
Language: Arabic

In this course, participants will be introduced to a simplified version of an Arabic calligraphic script as well as techniques and tools used in calligraphy (e.g. reed pens, metal pens, inks, silk threads and fused paper). They will also receive training in how to use these tools, particularly the way to sharpen reed pens and make them ready for writing. They will focus on Ruqa’a script since it is the basis of all other scripts.


Registration for this course has closed.

Sharjah Art Foundation is committed to making its programmes as inclusive and accessible as possible. Kindly contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in advance to arrange any support needed during this session. Support could include ramps for wheelchairs, reserved seats for those with hearing impairments to read lips, and sign language interpreters for talks and symposia.

This event is free and open to the public. All materials are provided by Sharjah Art Foundation.