Introduction to Riqa Calligraphy (Arabic)
Thursday, July 8 at 9:00 AM CDT
All Skill Levels Welcome
Riqa is a simple script mainly used as a handwriting style in Arab speaking countries. The Calligraphic version of this versatile script is an excellent starting point for learning Arabic calligraphy.
In this class we will start with learning a system of strokes that can be combined to make up the letters of the Arabic Alphabet.
In Arabic, letters take on a different shape depending on where they fall in the word. In the multi-session version of this class, we will go on to learn how the letters connect with one another to make words.
- A left oblique cut reed pen (qalam) or suitably modified Pilot Parallel pen
- Sumi Ink, small open mouth jar and Likka (cushion stuffing works too)
- Paper suitable for Calligraphy practice e.g. Rhodia blank pads for use with Pilot Parallel, glossy paper for use with reed pen and Sumi ink.
A class handout and guidelines will be provided in pdf format for online classes.
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Sequence: Journey of Experimental Calligraphy
Fraktur In Its Glory
The Unconventional Pointed Pen
Drawing the Fibonacci Sequence
Itty Bitty Books
In Search of the Essential
Beginning Copperplate Script
A Letter and a Rectangle
Buttonhole Art Journal
(M) Handwritten: The Art of Tattoo Lettering
Season Leaves Booklet
(M) Learning to Sketch Out Celtic Knots
(M) Learn to Sketchnote!
Pointed Brush for Beginners
Loosening Up With Calligraphy & Paint
(M) A Handwriting Called Petrarch
CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
(M) Captivating Color in Calligraphy
The Art of Miniature Painting & Lettering
(M) The Techniques and Secrets to Raised Gilding
ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND
Broad-edged pen: Roman Capitals
Colorful Lettering Composition