In this course, you will :
- Learn about the evolution of Arabic writing into an art form, as well as the history of the Maghrebi script.
- Examine the materials used in this course, ranging from a traditional reed pen to an ink mixer, before preparing your tools and learning how to care for your calligraphy kit. Familiarize yourself with the dot system, which is used in Arabic calligraphy to achieve balance.
- Start writing the letters with your reed pen. Maaida demonstrates with precise measuring units how to write each Arabic letter in the Maghrebi al Mabsoot script.
- focuses on the structure of each letter to achieve harmony and balance by using knowledge of the dot system.
- Investigate diacritic marks and how they are used to indicate sound and movement around letters.
- Learn how to write with a reed pen. Finally, using Maaida's templates, combine your knowledge of the letters and their underlying structure to form words and sentences.
1. History and Preparation
- History of Arabic Calligraphy
- Course Materials and Tools
- Preparing the Tools
- How to Use a Reed Pen
- The Dot System
2. Writing the Alphabet in Maghrebi Script
- The Letters: Alif, Baa, Jeem, Daal
- The Letters: Raa, Seen, Saad, Twa
- The Letters: Ayn, Faa, Qaaf, Kaaf
- The Letters: Laam, Laam Alif, Meem, Noon, Waw
- The Letters: Haa, Yaa, Hamza
3. A Final Composition
- Diacritics in Maghrebi Style
- Joining the Letters