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Explore the rich and beautiful art of Ottoman manuscript illumination!

Islamic art of Illumination:Tezhip

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Ayesha Gamiet

For centuries, Muslim artists have used gold, ink, and brightly coloured paints to illuminate and beautify sacred manuscripts. Focusing on key geometric and floral motifs in manuscript illumination, students will construct and analyse traditional manuscript patterns, recreating one as an illuminated page.

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Course Start Date: Monday 23rd October 2017

Course End Date: Friday 27th October 2017

Deadline for enrolment : 20th October 2017 at 3 pm

TIME: Monday-Friday 10:30am - 5:30pm (5 Days Intensive Course)

COURSE DURATION: 1 week (30 hours)

LOCATION: Yunus Emre Institute – London 10 Maple Street London, W1T 5HA (Nearest Tube Stations: Warren Street and Goodge Street)

WORKSHOP FEE: £285.00 (including materials)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: For centuries, Muslim artists have used gold, ink, and brightly coloured paints to illuminate and beautify sacred manuscripts. Focusing on key geometric and floral motifs in manuscript illumination, students will construct and analyse traditional manuscript patterns, recreating one as an illuminated page. This one week workshop will give students the opportunity to learn about traditional painting and gilding techniques used in Islamic manuscript illumination, including usage of shell gold and handmade watercolour paints. We will also look at the artistic and historical context within which this art developed. By the end of the course, each student will have created a beautiful illuminated frontispiece. Learning will be supported by illustrated talks, practical demonstrations, one-to-one tuition, and course handouts for students to keep. Students are asked to bring a good quality drawing compass to the course. Otherwise, all art materials, including gold leaf and pigments are covered in the course fee.

INSTRUCTOR: Ayesha Gamiet is an artist, illustrator and art educator from the South East of England. Her work is inspired by traditional Islamic arts and the beauty of nature. Ayesha's interest in art and culture led her to pursue a BA in African and Asian Art History and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London, and a Master’s Degree in Traditional and Islamic Arts at the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. During her MA, she had the opportunity to study Islamic geometry, biomorphic design, Persian and Indian miniature painting, ceramics and calligraphy, amongst many other traditional arts. Ayesha specialised in Islamic manuscript illumination, or "tezhip" as it is known in Turkish, and has spent the past ten years travelling to Istanbul where she is competing a traditional apprenticeship (ijaza) in this beautiful craft.

Ayesha also holds a Master’s Degree in Education (with a focus on Art, Creativity and Culture in Education) from the University of Cambridge. She is a qualified secondary school art teacher with experience of teaching art to adults and children, from primary to post-graduate level. Ayesha teaches both within the UK and abroad, and works as an artist completing commissions and design work. Her teaching, travels and experiences in the rich world of Islamic art continue to inspire and inform her work.

Please see the instructor’s website: http://ayeshagamiet.com

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For further information please contact Mrs. Emel Albayrak on 0207 387 3036 or londra@yee.org.tr

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