Arabic Calligraphy: Diwani Script

07 - 11 August 2017

Prince's School of Traditional Arts, London

We are thrilled to welcome Master Calligrapher Dr Nassar Mansour from Jordan to teach this week-long course on Arabic Calligraphy.

Diwani is a very round style. It was developed during the reign of the early Ottoman in the 16th century and reached its peak during the 19th century. It was used particularly in the writing of all royal decrees and chancellery documents and is still used for invitation and greeting cards.

This course will introduce students to the Diwani script with a historical development of the style. Students at the beginning of the course will learn how to prepare their own reed pen. They will practice writing the letters of Diwani alphabet in their individual and joined forms using the traditional calligraphy reed pen. The course concludes with each participant making a final piece in Diwani.

Please note: Whilst this course will be taught in English, a basic knowledge of the Arabic alphabet would be helpful.

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