Understand the basics of Islamic and Arabic calligraphy and develop your calligraphy skills.
In this course you’ll learn and practice basic lettering by completing a series of basic writing exercises. You will also learn about the writing tools used in Islamic calligraphy.
By practicing and exploring the history of Islamic calligraphy you will develop a greater understanding and appreciation for this striking art form.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
Explain the concept of writing and the history of calligraphy
Identify types of calligraphy and artefacts related with calligraphy
Assess the art of calligraphy in terms of contextual and aesthetic values
Demonstrate the finesse of calligraphy writing according to the right methods
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