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, 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.
Weekly course on Saturday from 10am to 12pm. It is intended for beginners as well as for those wishing to improve their skills. It is not necessary to be Arabic or Persian speaking. In order to work in the best conditions, this course cannot accommodate more than 4 people.
Price: 280 € for a package of 10 classes of 2 hours, material provided.
To register or for any additional request, contact us via our form or at (+33)681121053.
Thuluth by Mohammad Ghulam
Diwani by Mohammad Ghulam
Nasta'liq by Mohammad Ghulam
A poem in chekasteh or "broken script" by Mohammad Ghulam