Arabic Calligraphy Workshop 4.0

14 Feb 2009
21 Mar 2009

Following the success of the previous 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 Diwani.

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 sessionfrom 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

b. Afternoon sessionfrom 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

2- The Diwani Course
Dynamic and harmonic, playful as an acrobat in a circus. Diwani was one of the encrypted scripts of the Ottoman Empire. This style provides freedom that allows anyone to personalise it with the results of having magnificent and inspiring shapes. The course consists of 6 sessions; each will last for 2 hours. Will be running on Saturdays.

From 4:30 PM to 6:30 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 main 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 Diwani 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. (Friday and Saturday from 2PM to 7PM)


- For booking and inquiry please call:

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

- Links about the previous workshops: