AD271 – Arabic Calligraphy and Ornamentation

Course lecturer :

Dr Shaimaa Khodeer

Course assistant :

Dina Tag, Dina ElKallaf Yasmin Tharwat

Course objectives :

• Hands on training on the use of various tools to produce Arabic Calligraphy and Ornamentation artworks
• Recognize Types of Arabic Fonts.
• Helping students to innovate, analyze and think.
• Identify Fonts and achieve simple designs in artworks.
• Analyze and get the abstract of modern fonts.
• Training students manually on the accuracy and performance skill of thinking, innovating and analyzing to achieve successful compositions of Arabic Fonts
• Find solutions to problems and technical constraints faced by the student during a work of art

Course description :

Identifying the types of Arabic fonts (kufi, Naskh, diwani etc), and decorative units of all kinds, in order to prepare the student technically and provide him with advanced experience and skill to employ traditional Arabic fonts and decoration in graphic prints in designs suitable for modern requirements

Course assessment :

Participation and Team work Mid Term Exam Interactive Learning Final Evaluation Total

Recommended text books :

Participation and Team work Mid Term Exam Interactive Learning Final Evaluation Total

Recommended refrences :

– https://design.tutsplus.com/series/arabic-calligraphy-for-beginners–cms-737
– https://www.namearabic.com
– https://www.udemy.com/a-beginners-guide-to-arabic-calligraphy