Q: What is e-Calligraphy?
A: eCalligraphy is the innovative online learning program for Arabic calligraphy, developed by Slovenian audio-visual company Ars Studio Avsenik in a collaboration with in UAE based renowned calligrapher Dr. Khalifa El Shimy, in the year 2012. It is simple, creative and effective learning program, which will lead you through the world of Arabic calligraphy.
Q: What is Arabic Calligraphy?
A: Arabic calligraphy (or Islamic calligraphy) is the artistic practice of handwriting in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. This art form is based on the Arabic script, which for a long time was used by all Muslims in their respective languages to represent God, because they denied representing God with images. Calligraphy is especially revered among Islamic art and became a major form of artistic expression in Islamic cultures.
Q: Do I need access to the Internet to use eCalligraphy program?
A: Yes, to use contents from eCalligraphy program you need to have access to the world wide web. eCalligraphy is available only online on our website http://www.ecalligraphy.net/.
eCalligraphy will always be updated and only in this way you as user will have a quick and direct access to all the updates.
No matter where you are, you can always use eCalligraphy, just by connecting to Wi-Fi or Internet.
Once you register in eCalligraphy and make a purchase of your desired style and level, you will have all access to Arabic calligraphy materials in electronic forms.
Q: What software and equipment do I have to use for e-Calligraphy?
A: The indicative requirements are as follows:
Firefox: min. version 3.5
Safari: min. version 3
Chrome: min. version 3
Opera: min. version 10.5
IE: min. version 9
- Resolution: min. 1024 x 768, recommended 1280 x 1024
- A sound card
- Speakers / headphones
Now put some paper on table, take a bamboo pen in your hand, dip it in black or brown ink and start practicing these amazing Arabic calligraphic letters!
Q: How can I buy access to eCalligraphy program?
A: To purchase eCalligraphy, we've decided to enable you a user-friendly e-payment system via Paypal. Just follow the next steps:
- enter the eCalligraphy online shop
- choose required style, level and the duration of validity
- continue to Paypal
- follow the payment's steps in Paypal system
- fill the form and confirm your order
- when paid, you'll get an invoice
- you access to eCalligraphy will become unlocked
- after the mission is acomplished you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of eCalligraphy
Q: How does eCalligraphy work?
A: After making a registration, purchase a full access and then log in with your username and password to enter the program. Once you’re in, choose a letter from the slide-track on the top of the page.
The program shows its Isolated form as a still image, with included image of the stroke’s sequence.
With a click on the Animation button, animations of all forms of the letter from the beginning to the end will be displayed.
If you click on Proportions button, you will recognize dots, used to measure the letter and to define the proportions.
With a click on the Sound button, you will hear the pronunciation of the letter and of the word example.
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Q: Can I download the contents from eCalligraphy program?
A: No, you can not download eCalligraphy contents, because of the copyrights in piracy, but you have always unlimited access to the eCalligraphy program for the period of time that you have purchased the access to eCalligraphy. Once the period of purchased access is over, you can purchase a new access for the same, shorter or longer time as previous.
Q: Is eCalligraphy an interactive program?
A: No, eCalligraphy is not interactive program. Well, not yet. Its user is not directly involved in the program in active way, but more in a passive.
eCalligraphy serves as an e-book for learning Arabic calligraphy, although its specifications are animations of the letters, their strokes, examples and sound (pronunciations of letters and words).
It's better then a regular book or atteding a calligraphy workshop, and cheaper too! The user is active at home with a bamboo pen dipped in ink and a blank paper ahead of him/her, practicing the Arabic handwriting while studying animated materials online.
Q: Who can I contact in case of any additional information?
A: You can always contact us via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a reply during next 48 hours the latest.