January 2020


Persian Calligraphy, Nasta'liq Script

A course in Persian Calligraphy



Dates & Times

Mondays 6:00-8:00pm 

20 January 2020 — 23 March 2020 

Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm 

22 January 2020 — 25 March 2020



SOAS University of London

(room tbc at registration)

10 Thornhaugh St, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG


The Iran Heritage Foundation is delighted to partner once again with the Centre for Iranian Studies at SOAS to offer a course in Persian Calligraphy.

This ten-week exercise-based course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. It is based on a one-to-one teaching method, so everyone will be given the instructions based on their own level and previous experience.

You will learn the writing techniques of the Nasta'liq script during the course, and the first session will start with a general introduction to the traditional tools, materials, and various Islamic calligraphy styles.

Although previous knowledge of Persian language is not necessary, you will enjoy the course more if you have familiarity with the alphabets and particularly the language, as the materials are constantly engaged with Persian language and literature.

The course will be taught in two classes of ten on Monday and Wednesday evenings, as follows:

Mondays 6:00-8:00pm 20 January 2020 — 23 March 2020

Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm 23 January 2020 — 25 March 2020

Please specify on registration which class you wish to attend.

Keramat Fathinia is a Persian calligrapher born in Iran who has been teaching calligraphy for over 17 years. He received a distinguished certificate in both Nasta'liq and Shikasteh Nasta'liq styles from the Iranian Calligraphers Association (ICA) in Iran, and has had several exhibitions, workshops, and demonstrations in both Iran and London, including at SOAS, Cambridge University, BIPS (British Institute of Persian Studies), and the Courtauld Gallery. 

Fees: £300 for ten classes

There will be a small additional charge of between £10 and £20 for materials and tools. 

For further information and registration click here.

The registration deadline is Monday 20 January.

For any enquiries please contact, Tel: 020 3651 2124

Organised by: Iran Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Centre for Iranian Studies at SOAS.

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