Study Naskh script, a style of Arabic calligraphy with Master Calligrapher Kouichi Fuada Honda and Koichi Yamaoka. On this course, supported by the Bagri Foundation, you will learn to write in the Naskh script, a fine and delicate style most commonly used for printing in Arabic. As Omar Baba states, the ‘root of this nasakh-a means “to copy”. It either refers to the fact that it replaced its predecessor, Kufi script, or that this style allows faster copying of texts. It is written using a small, very fine pen known as a cava pen, which makes the script eminently suitable for use in book production’. For more information visit the Arabic Calligraphy website.
This course begins with understanding calligraphy tools, and proceeds to creating simple dots, lines and curves. Students will then practice writing Arabic numerals and letters in their unconnected and connected forms. Finally, students will progress on to writing some words, their names, and simple sentences. Each student will complete the course with a final artwork in Naskh script.
The daily schedule is as follows: Monday 10 October -10:30-17:30, Tuesday 11 October – 10:30-17:30 and Wednesday 12 October – 10:30-13:30.
This course is part of the Bagri Foundation Open Programme at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, which aims to expand Asian art at The School.
Both tutors will also teach Intermediate Arabic Calligraphy: Diwani Script from 12 – 14 October.