Islamic Calligraphy

Islamic Calligraphy has reached its perfect form after evolving and being refined over centuries by the greatest masters of their times. There is an advanced and precise geometry in every letter and shape, reflecting the fact that Muslim artists were heavily focused on geometry and patterns as forms of art. Islamic Calligraphy is written using a traditional pen made of reed. The earliest style is known as the Kufic style which has sharper edges and corners compared to many of the other later developed styles such as Thuluth, Diwani, Riq’ah and others. These styles can be thought of as different font types, and the tip of the reed pen is cut differently for each of the writing styles.

What will you get in this course?

  • Getting to know the materials and theoretical information
  • Understanding different script types of Islamic Calligraphy
  • Learning the precise geometric rules and dimensions for each single letter, followed by understanding how each letter is merged with the next one. Over time and after practicing, you will move on to forming compositions.
  • You don’t need to have any prior experience
  • If you wish, we can take pictures of you while experimenting so you can share it with your friends
  • Classes are once a week and each lesson lasts two hours. First lesson is a free-trial session. See below currently available courses for exact time and duration details.
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and snacks are included
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What did they say?

What a wonderfull experience;)! Mehmet is a true Master in the Islamic Calligraphy! And Noor - his daughter - does really justice to her name ‘light’. They are both warm/endearing persons. Islamic Calligraphy is a real form of art. So offcourse you won’t master it in one workshop. But you get inspirered - and real relaxed - by trying to master it. In the atelier there are other forms of Art - like Ebru painting - possible as well. So Iuckily it doesn’t need to be just a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience;)!

Linda
Netherlands

Er hing een fijne rustgevende sfeer. De leraar is echt een vakman. Heeft ons veel verteld over kalligrafie, stukje geschiedenis, achtergrond informatie. Dhr. Mehmet heeft ons met alle geduld goede uitleg gegeven. Je kon met je vragen bij hem terecht. Wat was dit bijzonder zeg!!!

Nevin
Netherlands

As a student of Chinese calligraphy I was very curious to try my hand at Arabic calligraphy. The class was taught by a master calligrapher with a lifetime of experience, assisted by his daughter. Both were very enthusiastic and friendly, making the class a very enjoyable experience. The class started with some basics (pen, ink, paper) and a demonstration of the first few letters of the alphabet. Then it was my turn, starting with some "dots" and then trying to replicate some of the letters, under the watchful eye of the master. I felt that under his gentle corrections and encouragement I made some progress during the class, and I left feeling inspired and with some paper, ink and pen they very conveniently sold right at the studio so I can give it a go myself. Highly recommended!

Edsko
Netherlands
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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to have any prior experience?

No experience is needed at all, anyone can join our programs and we will ensure you have an enjoyable experience.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

We will be providing all the material for the first trial lesson. You will then need to purchase a calligraphy set (or bring your own material) to continue the course with your own material.

Can I take the calligraphy pieces I create during the program with me?

Sure, all the artwork you will be creating will belong to you.

What is the group size?

Groups are limited to a maximum of 14 people. You can also request a private course for your own group of a larger size at your preferred location.

For the weekly Islamic Calligraphy course, can I cancel my enrollment at any time? How are the payments done?

After your first free trial lesson, you can purchase coupons (€15,00 per lesson per week) in any quantity you want. You will be handing in these coupons during each week's class. You can stop the classes at any time you prefer, weekly coupons are non-refundable.

Can workshops and courses be organized at a different location?

Yes, we can organize both workshops and courses at your preferred location as long as there are sufficient number of participants.
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Vlaardingen

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Islamic Calligraphy Course

Every Tuesday, 20.00 - 21.30
€ 60,00 
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Can be joined at any time. 1st lesson is a free-trial session.
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Islamic Calligraphy Course

Every Tuesday, 20.00 - 21.30
€ 60,00 
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per month
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Can be joined at any time. 1st lesson is a free-trial session.
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begin date:
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Vlaardingen

begin date:
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Islamic Calligraphy Course

Every Saturday, 12.00 - 13.30
€ 60,00 
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Can be joined at any time. 1st lesson is a free-trial session.
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Islamic Calligraphy Course

Every Saturday, 12.00 - 13.30
€ 60,00 
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per month
Deadline to register:
Can be joined at any time. 1st lesson is a free-trial session.
register
No of
people:
begin date:
ongoing course
Van Hogendorplaan 45A, 3135 BC Vlaardingen
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Getting there by public transport:

From Rotterdam Central Station, take the train and get off at Station Schiedam Centrum. Then, take the metro line B in the direction of Hoek van Holland Haven, get off at Station Vlaardingen Oost, which is 12 minutes walking distance from our studio.

Instead of walking, you can also take bus number 56 in the direction of Holy-Noord and get off at Stop Rotterdamseweg, which is 1-minute walking distance from our studio.
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