Calligraphy Course

Gulnaz Mahboob

Course Dates:  Saturday, 1st February-  21st March

Times: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Fee: £285

The 8-week course introduces you to ‘Hüsnühat’ – the practice of beautiful writing according to the Ottoman tradition on Saturdays between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. This is a practical introduction to Islamic/Arabic writing and provides participants with a step-by-step guide to writing the Arabic letters in the Nesih/Naskh script.

Course Features

  • Max Students15
  • Duration8 week
  • Skill levelall
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Calligraphy Course Curriculum

    Students will be shown how to construct each letter through basic strokes and learn the traditional practice, tools and materials used for Hüsnühat. You will be encouraged to explore and experiment with the relevant tools, learn to cut and prepare a traditional reed qalam – calligraphy pen, analyse the measurements for the Arabic letters, practice the pen angles from thick to thin strokes and progress through shapes to write out letters The course is open to people of all abilities and backgrounds including those who have an interest in writing. No knowledge of written or spoken Arabic is required. Participants with prior experience of calligraphy can attend.

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Gulnaz Mahboob
Gulnaz Mahboob

Gulnaz Fatima Mahboob is a Master Calligraphy (Hattat) and tutor from London, England. Gulnaz Mahboob was authorised and classically trained in Istanbul by the renowned Grand Master Hasan Çelebi.

She holds an MA in Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London and a BA in Communication studies with Graphic Arts& Illustration from Anglia Ruskin University.

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