Online Ottoman Calligraphy Course without Materials

Fatih Yilmaz


Date:  Tuesday, 7 July – 11 August 2020
Time: 30 minute slots between 2-7 pm as agreed with the Instructor
Duration: 6 weeks
Fee: £175
Materials&Postage Fee: £25
Instructor: Fatih Yılmaz

Deadline for Application:  Wednesday, 1st July 2020 (The registration deadline is  to accommodate delivery time for materials. If you have the materials listed below, you can register the course by July 6th.)

This ONLINE course will introduce you to ‘Hüsn-i hat’ according to the Ottoman tradition in the Sülüs/Thuluth script. This course will cover the historical perspective of Ottoman calligraphy and an overview of the traditional teaching methods and materials. Participants will be shown how to practice letters and inscribe the well-known “Rabbi Yessir” prayer. The course participants will also learn inscribing a specific piece of work from a selection of options. Throughout the course, students will be guided by Hattat/ Calligrapher Fatih Yılmaz with demonstrations and feedback.

The first class will take place as a group and the remaining classes will be held on a 30 minute individual one-to-one basis at a time agreed with the student and the instructor between 2 and 7 pm on Tuesdays. Please contact us at to arrange your 30 minute slot for the weekly one to one sessions.

Natural Pen (Kalem) x2
Raw silk (Lika) x1
Glass pot with ink x1
Silk Coated Paper x30
Pen rest (Makta) x1

***Please note a utility knife will not be provided in course materials due to restrictions. However, participants are encouraged to obtain a utility knife / a knife blade to smoothen their reed pens.

Classes will take place through ZOOM, an online platform. 

ZOOM in 2 Easy Steps:
1. You will need an internet enabled device with a microphone and camera such as a laptop, phone or tablet.
Phones and tablets: Download zoom app.
Laptops: Visit (No download required)
For further technical support visit
2. You will receive a personalised link. The link will take you directly to your virtual classroom.

This course requires a minimum number of enrollments to run. If you have any questions or queries, please direct them to us on

Course Features

  • Max Students8
  • Duration6 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 Hüsn-i hat. You will be encouraged to analyse the measurements for the Arabic letters, practice the pen angles from thick to thin strokes and progress through shapes to write out letters   No knowledge of written or spoken Arabic is required. 

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Fatih Yilmaz
Fatih Yilmaz

Fatih A. Yılmaz is a master calligrapher on Thuluth (sülüs) and Naskh (Nesih) writings. He was trained and authorized in Ankara by Master Aydın Köse. He has been practicing “hüsn-i hat” since 2008 and received his cerrificate (ijazah) in 2016.
He is a MSc in International Public Policy candidate at University College London and holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Ankara.

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