Introduction to Riqa’a, an Ottoman Script

Instructor: Shahrayanshah Sirajuddin Hoca

This workshop immerses the participant in the classical way of learning Arabic calligraphy in the Ottoman tradition as has been practised for hundreds of years. Participants will be introduced to the Riqa’a Ottoman script with instruction and feedback provided by a master calligrapher teacher. In this introductory course participants will write letters in the Riqa’a script, understanding the fundamental structure and anatomy of letters. Participants will also construct a simple phrase into a composition, with guidance from the master calligrapher teacher.