Courses

Toronto 6 Week Course: Jan 24-Mar 6, 2016

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This is a comprehensive 6 weeks long Arabic Calligraphy course that teaches you this prestigious art from absolute scratch. All writing tools and supplies, as well as the course book are all included in the course fee.

Registration is now closed for Winter 2016. Registration for the Spring session will be open in February.

New York Workshop Weekend: Mar 25-27, 2016

Print In collaboration with Mubarakville, my 18 hour Arabic Calligraphy workshop will be offered in New York City. The course will teach the Thuluth and Diwani scripts from basics. Click HERE to register.

Edmonton Workshop Weekend: Apr 8-10, 2016

Edmonton square I am proud to announce that I will be holding my calligraphy weekend workshop at Canada's oldest mosque, Al-Rashid Mosque, in Edmonton AB. This course will teach the Thuluth and Diwani scripts from absolute scratch. To register, please click HERE

Online Course

This is a self-paced comprehensive and step-by-step course to learn the Naskh, Thuluth, and Diwani scripts from absolute scratch. When does the course start and finish? The course starts now and ends whenever you're done learning. The course itself is designed as an 8-week intensive program, but since this is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

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Books

Learn to Write Arabic Calligraphy

This 160 page book is a beginner’s guide to learning Arabic calligraphy. Apart from the many pages of pure content on the scripting art, the book covers several intangible issues and roadblocks faced by starters and provides ways of overcoming them. Recommended practice routines and tips on staying determined are highlighted to provide help to the beginner.

What the readers say

Finally, here is a book in English to guide interested learners through the assimilation of the required skills in the beautiful art medium of Arabic calligraphy. This is the book on the subject that I’ve been waiting over 25 years for. The teaching methodology using a step-wise learning process building on previous material is sound, and the coverage of even rarely encountered forms is laid out for the user to master up front. There are a few other books I’ve seen in the past on this topic, but they are nowhere remotely close to what you get out of this book. Also, it’s a beautiful book. A lot of nice information about history, tools, and materials, too. It’s all here, folks. This is THE book you want to get if your goal is proficiency with Arabic Calligraphy.

Titan Rodick

This book is a hidden treasure compared to all the other books out there for calligraphy enthusiast who are looking for a comprehensive guide to arabic calligraphy in english. The author does a great job in breaking down the techniques, guides you with traditional information and is not afraid to use modern methodology when needed to help the student. With a short intro to history, and detail of breaking down the strokes with color codes, this book is really helpful. I highly recommend this book.

Aisha Changezi

About Me

Omar Uddin

Omar Uddin

Calligraphy Artist

My name is Omar Uddin and I am a practicing Arabic calligrapher based out of Toronto, Canada. My journey with this sacred art started when I was only 7 and started learning the art from the highly esteemed Ustadh Ahmed Adil. I am the author of the book “Learn to Write Arabic Calligraphy” and host both In-class and online courses in the English language. My passion lies in teaching this art not just to Muslims but to people of all cultural and religious backgrounds; I believe true art goes beyond everything that divides humanity today. I dream of the day when learning the art of Arabic Calligraphy is not just an art that could be learned in the traditional schools in the Middle East but something that is easy and accessible to all enthusiasts worldwide.

Jaffari Islamic Centre

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I was responsible for designing and providing calligraphic artwork for this grand community center in Toronto, Ontario. The artwork was engraved on Plexiglas before installation. The wall pillars were decorated with 12 pointed Arabesque stars with center of each star consisting one of the 99 names of Allah. Phase 2 is currently in process and involves the design of the dome.

Impromtu Artwork

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