Classes at the ARAB BRITISH CENTRE
Arabic Calligraphy Classes
We hold regular introductory courses of Arabic calligraphy at the Arab British Centre, taught by Mustafa Ja'far. The aims of the courses are to teach the Naskh script and aid understanding of the development of Arabic writing, whilst increasing knowledge and appreciation of this traditional art form.
About the tutor:
Mustafa Ja’far is a graphic designer and Arabic letterer, who studied in Baghdad and Rome. He has lectured and taught at a number of institutions including the British Museum and Birkbeck College, University of London. In 2002, he was the author of Arabic Calligraphy: Naskh Script for Beginners, and in April-May 2004 he held an exhibition of contemporary Arabic calligraphy at the British Museum. His most recent exhibition was held in June 2008 in London and was entitled ‘Black Words In Red Ink’.
Taken from Mustafa Ja’far’s website, Arabigraphy.com
Arabic Language Classes
We also offer regular Arabic language classes, mostly aimed at beginners or those wishing to attain basic skills. The beginners' courses give an introduction to Arabic pronunciation, culture and etiquette.
See our events page for forthcoming courses.
How are these courses run?
Classes are held on weekday afternoons or evenings. Classes will vary in their running time and duration according to the specialism. For instance Arabic Calligraphy classes are 2 hours per week over a 12-week period.
How many students are in each class?
We want to ensure each student gains the most out of our courses so we keep class sizes to a maximum of 10 students.
Will I need any equipment?
We will let you know of any equipment required before you register for a course.
How can I sign up to a class?
As our classes take place throughout the year it is best to be kept informed by registering your interest. You can do this by contacting us on 020 7832 1310, email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up to our mailing list.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, cheques and bank transfers. Payment is only required after we have confirmed availabilty to you.
What is your refund policy?
Our courses are often over-subscribed so the sooner you let us know you've changed your mind the better. We can then open your place up to someone else. Our rules on refunds are:
- 75% of the course fee will be refunded if you let us know more than 30 days before the course start date.
- 50% of the course fee will be refunded if you let us know within 10 - 30 days before the course start date.
- No refund will be given if you let us know fewer than 10 days before the course start date.
What happens if you cancel the course?
We will endeavour to ensure courses are not cancelled but if this does happen we will contact you as quickly as we can to let you know and to arrange a full refund.
Please contact us if you have any further questions on 020 78321310 or email@example.com