Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy (starts 06/02/21)


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6 February 2021

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This course is designed for English speaking enthusiasts who would like to learn the art of Arabic calligraphy from scratch.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the “THULUTH Script,” a large and elegant script used in medieval times on building decorations.
No prior skills or experience is needed. Join with your creative spirit.

This course is split into 8 sessions in which we will cover:

  • Session 1: Introduction to the writing system and calligraphy. Introduction to traditional Arabic calligraphy tools.
  • Sessions 2 to 6: Scaling and measuring different Arabic alphabets. Comparing and translating Arabic with English alphabets using puzzles, quizzes, questionnaires and other resources.
  • Sessions 7 to 8: Production of a calligraphic composition. Art work produced by participants will be shared on Hives social media sites (unless this is undesired).
Phone and laptop

We have set up a creative helpline for anybody who needs support with technical arrangements for accessing our online services. For example:

  • if you would like to access our online workshops on Facebook but need help setting up an account
  • if you need help booking a drop-in session
  • if you have booked one of our online courses and need help setting up to access the course via Zoom.

For assistance, please contact:

  • Charles: 07754 821157 (available 10am-4pm Mon-Fri)
  • Joy: 07730 396900 (available 9am-5pm Mon-Thu).

COVID-19 restrictions

Please view our current COVID-19 restrictions before booking / visiting.


Please note that members get a 15% discount on all prices shown, which will be applied at checkout. Please make sure you have logged in before purchasing to benefit from the member discount.

If you are in receipt of low-income benefits, you can book three benefits places per year (one each term) if available.

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Tutor: Farzana Khan

  • Online vie Zoom

Course schedule

  • 6 February 2021 13:00 - 15:00
  • 13 February 2021 13:00 - 15:00
  • 20 February 2021 13:00 - 15:00
  • 27 February 2021 13:00 - 15:00
  • 6 March 2021 13:00 - 15:00
  • 13 March 2021 13:00 - 15:00
  • 20 March 2021 13:00 - 15:00
  • 27 March 2021 13:00 - 15:00

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