Study Diwani script with visiting Master calligraphers Kouichi Honda and Koichi Yamaoka. On this course, supported by the Bagri Foundation, intermediate students can further their skills in writing this beautiful, harmonious and cursive style. Diwani 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.
In this intermediate course, students will practice the Arabic alphabet, writing letters in their unconnected and connected form before moving on to words, sentences and completing a final artwork.
The daily schedule is as follows: Wednesday 12 October: 14:00 – 17:30, Thursday and Friday: 10:30 – 17:30.
This course is part of the Bagri Foundation Open Programme at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, which aims to expand Asian arts at The School.
Both tutors will also teach Introduction to Naskh Script from 10 – 12 October.