Arabic Calligraphy and Lettering

Arabic Calligraphy and Lettering

Sessions will run daily from 9 am - 3 pm. 

Indulge in the beauty of Arabic script and learn about maintaining its essence in the modern world. This two-week bootcamp will help you build a foundation in the fundamentals of Arabic calligraphy and lettering. Learn the basics of Naskh calligraphy and Diwani script form manipulation. Experiment with a variety of writing tools and work on lettering to create a typographic poster of your favorite Arabic quote. You will also produce a quote using Latin display typeface and then craft its counterpart in Arabic typography. The bootcamp will enhance your knowledge of Arabic script and its beauty, fluidity and versatility.

Students aged 18+

Background in design is preferred

  • Learn Arabic Calligraphy
  • Develop Arabic Lettering skills
  • Experiment using typography
  • Laptop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Notebook
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Brushes
  • Fine liners
  • Tracing paper

AUC bus service is available for extra fees. Details on the schedule will be shared before the program start date

Accommodation is offered at AUC Residences in case needed

Najla Badran 

A typeface designer, typographer and graphic designer teaching at the American University in Cairo. She holds a BA in Graphic Design from the German University in Cairo (2012). and an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK (2014). She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Reading, UK. Najla's research interests are on the Arabic script and typography focusing on history and development and maintaining the beauty, fluidity and historical essence of the Arabic script in modern-day design.

Mohamed Hassan

An award-winning master of Arabic calligraphy, who holds a diploma in Arabic Calligraphy from the Arabic Calligraphic Institute in Giza and a diploma in specialization and excellence. He received his calligraphic license (Al Ijazah) from the Sheikh of Egyptian Calligraphers in 2015. Hassan has taught at the Arabic Calligraphic Institute in Giza and has participated in various calligraphic exhibitions in the Middle East and North Africa and Turkey. In 2014, he founded Dar Medad for teaching Arabic calligraphy and design.

Reason

Date

Terms

Program cancellation due to the Coronavirus situation Three weeks prior to the program start date 100% refund of program fees
Course cancellation due to low enrollment  Three weeks prior to the program start date 100% refund of program fees

Medical withdrawal

Prior to the program start date

100% refund of program fees

Visa denial

One week prior to the program start date

100% refund of program fees