October 2020


An Online Course in Persian Calligraphy

Nasta'liq Script




Wednesday 21 October 2020 — 23 December 2020


The Iran Heritage Foundation is delighted to offer once again a course in Persian Calligraphy, with teaching provided online.

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 online and remotely. Every Wednesday the teacher will send each student a personal guided video providing demonstration for the writing of an example sentence. The student will have the next week to practice and return photographs of their work to the teacher, who will then provide another video of comments and advice, along with new sentences to practice. For those requiring materials, a special pack including a traditional reed pen cut and prepared by the teacher, paper and ink, can be posted to the student for an additional charge of £20.

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.

Price: £300 for ten classes

Pack of materials (sent by post): £20

To register Click here. The registration deadline is Wednesday 21 October 2020

For any enquiries please contact, Tel: 020 3651 2124

Organised by: Iran Heritage Foundation.

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