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Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy: Maghrebi Script

A course by Maaida Noor , Artist and Calligrapher

Artist and Calligrapher. London, United Kingdom.
Joined December 2020

Uncover the art of ancient Arabic calligraphy and create beautifully balanced compositions which convey hope, love, and light

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98% positive reviews (89)
4677 students
Audio: English
English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Uncover the art of ancient Arabic calligraphy and create beautifully balanced compositions which convey hope, love, and light

Discover the connection between hand and heart with the meditative practice of Arabic calligraphy. Artist and calligrapher Maaida Noor uses calligraphy to fulfill her need to create aesthetically beautiful artwork. She has worked for brands including Christian Dior, Jo Malone, Estée Lauder, and Selfridges. She has also been recognized at the British Muslim Awards in the category for Art and Culture Awareness.

In this course, Maaida takes you step-by-step through the process of creating the Arabic alphabets using the Maghrebi script. Learn about the rich history and significance behind Arabic calligraphy, before using a traditional reed pen and dot system to form words and sentences on the page.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 17 downloads

History of Arabic Calligraphy
13 minutes, 42 seconds
Course Materials and Tools
8 minutes, 23 seconds
Preparing the Tools
12 minutes, 42 seconds
How to Use a Reed Pen
6 minutes, 56 seconds
The Dot System
7 minutes, 31 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (89)
  • 4677 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 23m)
  • 17 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Write the joined form of the Maghrebi alphabets using the traditional reed pen.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning the meditative art of Arabic Calligraphy.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is needed for this course.

For materials, you will need a reed pen, an inkwell, calligraphy paper, silk threads (likka), and a straightedge and HB pencil. An A4 foam board is optional.


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4677 Students
89 Reviews
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Maaida Noor

A course by Maaida Noor

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Artist and Calligrapher

Maaida Noor is an award-winning modern and contemporary artist who specializes in Arabic calligraphy. Her work is inspired by her British and Pakistani roots and has been displayed in both public and private exhibitions across the UK. She has a diploma from The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts and is currently studying a number of art forms including calligraphy, geometric patterns, and illumination design as part of her commitment to continue learning about the meaning behind her subjects.

Maaida is known for her signature contemporary style and has worked for brands including Christian Dior, Jo Malone, Estee Lauder, Molten Brown, and Selfridges. She also won the British Muslim Award for Art and Culture Awareness in 2017.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    History and Preparation

    • History of Arabic Calligraphy
    • Course Materials and Tools
    • Preparing the Tools
    • How to Use a Reed Pen
    • The Dot System
  • U3

    Writing the Alphabet in Maghrebi Script

    • The Letters: Alif, Baa, Jeem, Daal 1
    • The Letters: Alif, Baa, Jeem, Daal 2
    • The Letters: Raa, Seen, Saad, Twa 1
    • The Letters: Raa, Seen, Saad, Twa 2
    • The Letters: Ayn, Faa, Qaaf, Kaaf
    • The Letters: Laam, Laam Alif, Meem, Noon, Waw 1
    • The Letters: Laam, Laam Alif, Meem, Noon, Waw 2
    • The Letters: Haa, Yaa, Hamza
  • U4

    A Final Composition

    • Diacritics in Maghrebi Style
    • Joining the Letters 1
    • Joining the Letters 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy: Maghrebi Script

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Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy: Maghrebi Script. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Maaida Noor Best seller

Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy: Maghrebi Script

A course by Maaida Noor
Artist and Calligrapher. London, United Kingdom.
Joined December 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (89)
  • 4677 students