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Cours de calligraphie : Apprentissage de l'alphabet arabe

Learn how to properly form letters


There is no more beautiful writing in the world than Persian, their letters are made up of large and small lines, which become frightening when they finish, with a well invented and very pleasant to the eye, there is no people who write so well either.


Journal du voyage du Chevalier Jean Chardin en Perse (1643-1713)


Come and discover or deepen the art of Arabic and Persian calligraphy. You will learn how to master the use of calame and the different types of Arabic writings, naskh, thuluth, nasta'liq, chekasteh, etc. The فارسی (Farsi) or Persian uses the 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet and adds 4 more, so it is 32 characters long.

The workshop is led by Mohammad Ghulam, master calligrapher and illuminator. Mohammad is originally from Herat, an important city in western Afghanistan near the borders of Iran and Turkmenistan, once the capital of Khorassan ("place where the sun comes from" designating its intellectual wealth), considered to be medieval Afghanistan. He learned his art in this same city from his masters Akhond Mohammad Ali and Said Mashal, who were among the great Persian calligraphers of the second half of the 20th century.


COURSES: weekly, Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. It is intended for beginners as well as for those wishing to improve their skills. In order to work in the best conditions, this course cannot accommodate more than 6 people.

Price: 280€ per quarter supplies included.


INITIATION / DISCOVERY: We offer on Sunday from 10am to 12pm and on Monday from 6pm to 8pm introductory courses lasting 2 hours. This course requires the minimum participation of 2 people and can accommodate no more than 4 (6 within the same family unit). If you wish to participate alone in this course, please contact us so that we can group you together.

Price: 40€ per person.


Feel free to contact us for any further information via our contact form or on (+33)672050103.



Thuluth by Mohammad Ghulam

 Diwani by Mohammad Ghulam

Diwani by Mohammad Ghulam

 Nasta'liq by Mohammad Ghulam

Nasta'liq by Mohammad Ghulam

 Chekasteh by Mohammad Ghulam

A poem in chekasteh or "broken script" by Mohammad Ghulam

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5 rue du Cambodge 75020 PARIS (FRANCE)
(+33)6 72 05 01 03 or by email
Monday to Friday from 2.00pm to 7.30pm
By appointment on Saturday

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