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Every Saturday from 6 to 8 PM we, at Beit Gioia, host a calligraphy experience in a very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere for small groups led by our talented artist Amjad Al Rantisi. The experiences are conducted in Arabic but we also offer English based on demand.
The Arabic writing system is unlike that of English, so learning to write in Arabic can be a different artistic process. You don’t necessarily need to have any knowledge in Arabic, our instructor adapts to each participant’s level and guides you to maximize your potential.
Participants will be introduced to various Arabic calligraphy scripts and will be provided with personalized, hands-on practice most of the class. There are 6 different types of calligraphy: Naskh, Reqaa, Dewani, Thuluth, Farisi and Kufi. Participants start by learning the basic 'Ruqaa' method in the first class because it is the standard Calligraphy that is taught at elementary schools in most Arabic countries.
This experience provides all necessary equipment: bamboo ‘qualm’ (pen) and ink. You get to leave with a giveaway of your name beautifully written by our instructor!
Background on calligraphy:
Arabic calligraphy is an artistic practice of handwriting based on the Arabic alphabet. It is known in Arabic as khatt (Arabic: خط), derived from the word 'line', 'design', or 'construction’.
Arabic calligraphy has been known and appreciated for its diversity and great potential for development. In fact, it has been linked in the Arabic civilization to various fields such as religion, art, architecture, education and craftsmanship, which in return have played an important role in its advancement.
Al Muatasem 20, Amman