Arabic Calligraphy Workshop 3.0

charm techniques

18 Oct 2008
22 Nov 2008

Following the success of the first and the second workshops, we are aiming to delve further into the possible re-integration of Arabic Calligraphy in our cultural identity. We are pleased to announce yet another workshop for amateurs and anyone interested in Arabic calligraphy with the supervision of the Amman-based Syrian calligrapher Mr. Saleh Nasab.

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The workshop will be consisting of 2 courses; a comprehensive course and Introductory course exploring the calligraphic style of Thuluth.

The main objectives of the workshop:

› Reflect upon the beauty of Arabic Lettering.

› To be introduced the techniques of writing, tools and the materials related to calligraphy.

› Define of the usages of Arabic Calligraphy as a modern art form and the role of calligraphy in contemporary design.

› Briefly look at the development of calligraphy through history, and discuss proposed methods for future development.

› Study and experiment with the existing and extinct types of Arabic calligraphy.

› Explore closely the main Arabic Calligraphy styles and schools

About the workshop:

The workshop will be consisted of two courses:

1- The Comprehensive Course:

An Abbreviated course, focusing on studying and practicing the existing and extinct types and styles of Arabic calligraphy. The course is made of 6 sessions; each one is 2 hours long on Saturdays. The participants have the option to choose from the following time slots:

a. Morning session
from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

b. Afternoon session
from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

2- The Thuluth Course

Thuluth is considered to be a spiritual, classical and elegant style, since it’s mostly used for Qur'anic script as well as being an element of the interior design of Mosques across the Islamic World. The course consists of 6 sessions; each will last for 2 hours. Will be running on Saturdays. From 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.


› Every participant will be provided with all the necessary tools and equipments; Paper, Calligraphy ink, Calligraphy pens (Reeds), Special writing notepads & detailed booklet for each session.

› Participants will receive a certificate upon the completion of the workshop.

› A chance to create an individual calligraphic artwork will be given to the participants

› There are limited places, please make sure to book early. Reservation to be carried out through email or by phone. Please make sure of the most suitable time slot for you prior to booking.

› Arabic is the language used in the workshop.

› All the classes will be held at the Tree Hall - Wild Jordan Cafe, Jabal Amman. – Visit www.wildjordancafe.com/


-The Comprehensive Course: JD 60

-The Thuluth Course: JD 60

Subscription and payment at the following venues:

› Syntax office | wadi saqra 133 Arar st. (daily from 10AM to 6PM, except friday and saturday)


› Blouzaat Urban Store | Jabal Amman, Rainbow St. (daily from 3PM to 10PM, except friday 1PM to 7PM)


- For booking and inquiry please call:

Hussein, mobile: +962 79 709 1084 | email: alazaat@gmail.com

- Links about the previous workshops: