Islamic Calligraphy: Introduction to the Square Kufic Script

Dates:    5th to 9th November 2018

Timings:  15:00 – 19:00

Fee:  Rs. 10,000

Tutor:  Samiur Rahman, from The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts

No. of students:  12

Course description:

Discover how to analyse, understand, and read square kufic compositions. Learn to construct the letters in their correct forms and compose your own square kufic design. By the end of this one week course, you will have a complete painted design to take home.

Student to bring (All materials will be available to purchase from VMCTA art shop)

  • Squared paper – 1cm squares. Size A3 pages
  • Tracing paper A3 size
  • Watercolour paper (hot pressed / smooth finish. At least 250gsm size A3)
  • Masking tape
  • Pencils (HB and H)
  • Rulers
  • Sharpener
  • Rubber / eraser
  • Brushes for outlining and painting (sizes 0, 1, 2)
  • Pens for outlining (ideally Faber castell fine nib pens- or something similar, colours black and brown)

Student Testimonials

Amazing Experience – excellent class – really like the way the teacher teaches

Fareeha Yousuf

The teachers and their knowledge is so great that anyone would want to come back-looking forward for more programmes, degrees and courses in traditional arts.

Memona Aly

Course was very comprehensive for 2 hours- tutor was excellent taught in a simple easy was- would like to see more of these courses – want to bring friends along- would like to take a course in ceramics as well as other traditional arts.

Shamama Hasany

The courses offered here are hardly available anywhere else with the acre and quality I got here-enjoyed how timely the course was taught and everything was perfectly managed

Hani Javed

Arts calms my corporate furore down- Highly satisfied more interested in evening classes because of my day job

Heba Moeen

Really nice to learn geometry skills in the easy way

Rubab Bashir

will recommend it to my friends to attend as it is different from other courses and very interesting- There should be more such courses which highlight more our culture

Sapna Jatoi

I have been waiting to learn this for so long for these courses- I would like more courses

Rakhsinda Arshad

Need more diploma courses-Need more time-informative

Safia Bilal