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Islamic Calligraphy: an Introduction to the Art of Handwriting

University of Malaya via FutureLearn

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Overview

Try your hand at Islamic calligraphy and learn its history

Islamic calligraphy has long been admired for its beautiful form and line work. As an art form it actually includes various other types of calligraphy including Arabic, Persian and Ottoman.

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.

This course is for anyone who love history, interested in the art or handwriting. You don’t need any previous experience.

To take part in this course you will need a basic set of suitable pen for calligraphy, bamboo, knife, ink, inkwell and 120 gm glossy papers.

Taught by

Nur Yuhanis Mohd Nasir

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