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#CA-04-10 Islamic Calligraphy: an Introduction to the Art of Handwriting

  • Categories Creative Arts
  • Duration 13h
  • Total Enrolled 6
  • Last Update December 10, 2020

About Course

University of Malaya

Description

Try your hand at Islamic calligraphy and learn its history

Islamic calligraphy has long been admired for its beautiful form and line work. As an art form it actually includes various other types of calligraphy including Arabic, Persian and Ottoman.

In this course you’ll learn and practice basic lettering by completing a series of basic writing exercises. You will also learn about the writing tools used in Islamic calligraphy. By practicing and exploring the history of Islamic calligraphy you will develop a greater understanding and appreciation for this striking art form.

Who will you learn with?

Nor Azlin Hamidon

(Lead Educator)
Head of Malay Socio-culture/ Malay Arts Department at Academy of Malay Studies, University of Malaya. Specialized in History of Art, Islamic Calligraphy and Visual Arts.

 

 

Mohammad Nazzri Ahmad

Academic at the Department of Malay Socio-culture/ Malay Arts, University of Malaya, with specialization in Malay Architecture and Malay Carving.

 

 

Maizira Abdul Majid

Academician at the Department of Malay Socio-culture/ Malay Arts, University of Malaya, with specialization in Malay Arts and Arts Management.

 

 

Nur Yuhanis Mohd Nasir

Academic at the Department of Malay Socio-culture/ Malay Arts, University of Malaya, specialization in Multimedia and Animation Studies.

 

 

Who developed the course?

University of Malaya logo

The University of Malaya (UM) is the oldest national university in Malaysia. It is ranked 27th in the QS Asia Ranking and 133rd in the QS World Ranking in 2016.

What Will I Learn?

  • Explain the concept of writing and the history of calligraphy
  • Identify types of calligraphy and artefacts related with calligraphy
  • Assess the art of calligraphy in terms of contextual and aesthetic values
  • Demonstrate the finesse of calligraphy writing according to the right methods

Topics for this course

8 Lessons13h

Introduction to Islamic Calligraphy?

Learn about the existence of Islamic Calligraphy and get to know its types.
Introduction to Islamic Calligraphy00:03:28
Forms and Histories of Islamic Calligraphies
The Aesthetics And Beauty Of Islamic Calligraphy
Islamic Calligraphy and Painting: History and Concept
Development of Islamic Calligraphy00:01:55
Arabic Character in Islamic Calligraphy
Basic Islamic Calligraphy00:01:42

Gallery?

Dr Nor Azlin Hamidon Biography and painting gallery.

Student Feedback

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By practicing and exploring the history of Islamic calligraphy, I have gained a greater understanding and appreciation of this amazing art form.

This course guides us to Islamic calligraphy by completing a series of basic writing exercises to learn and practice the basic alphabet. I also learned about the writing tools used in Islamic calligraphy. It's a really practical lesson.

Through this course I was introduced to Islamic calligraphy which is famous for its beautiful form and lines. Better known as an art form, it actually includes various other types of calligraphy, including Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman. I really learned a lot of knowledge that I like.

The course details islamic calligraphy and the study of its history, its history is really interesting and the course is also interesting.

$49

Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Requirements

  • To take part in this course you will need a basic set of suitable pen for calligraphy, bamboo, knife, ink, inkwell and 120 gm glossy papers.

Target Audience

  • This course is for anyone who love history, interested in the art or handwriting. You don’t need any previous experience.