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Tezhip Foundations (Part 1): Methods, Materials, Design

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Windsor

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Tezhip Foundations (Part 1): Methods, Materials, Design

5 Saturdays from 27th Oct - 24th Nov 2018, 10am - 4pm


This new course is designed for students who would like to delve deep into the art of tezhip (Islamic manuscript illumination). Part 1 will form the first term of a series of classes, intended for students who are interested in learning the fundamental principles of illumination. This first course will focus on design skills.

We will take a detailed look at the pattern elements of illumination, familiarising with the rich and varied world of biomorphic motifs. Next, students will learn in-depth about the rules and principles for creating traditional Islamic designs. They will receive personalised, one-to-one feedback on their own design, challenging them to refine their skills even further. In addition, we will take a closer look at the traditional methods and materials used in the art of illumination. Students will have the opportunity to make their own paints from raw pigment, and will learn how to make the most important colour for illuminators - shell gold, ground and filtered from gold leaf.

At the end of the course, each student will have their own uniqely designed frontispiece or shamsa to take home.

Unlike previous workshops, where students have worked from pre-designed templates provided by the teacher, this class will give students the skills to create their own designs using centuries-old design principles from the Islamic world. Classes are practical, and will be taught in the same manner, using the same exercises as traditional illumination lessons in Istanbul. If you have ever thought about studying illumination in the traditional way in Istanbul, this course is for you!

Students are asked to bring a book of genuine 22 carat gold leaf (loose leaf, NOT transfer) to session 1, otherwise all materials are covered in the course fee.


FAQs

What should I bring to the course?

Students are asked to bring a book of 22 carat gold leaf (loose leaf, NOT transfer) to session 1, otherwise all materials are covered in the course fee.

You can purchase gold leaf from a supplier such as Wrights of Lymm: https://www.stonehouses.co.uk

Or L. Cornelissen and Son: https://www.cornelissen.com

You may wish to purchase an A3 folder for transporting work to and from classs, but this is optional. If you already have palettes, paintbrushes, gouache, and / or watercolour paints, please feel free to bring them with you. If you would like to take your paints home to practice during the week, please bring your own palette with wells. Unfortunately, books and art materials cannot be borrowed from the studio in between classes.


Where can I learn more about your previous courses?

You can find out about my previous courses on my website: http://ayeshagamiet.com

Scroll through the blog section, and you will also find images of students' work!


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We have a limited number of on-site parking spaces at Prime Studios. The entrance to the car park is located between The Hope pub, and the Kwik Fit on Alma Road. Prime Studios' car park is on the left, behind The Hope pub. If the studio car park is full, please try:

  • Alma Road / The Arches Car Park (5 minute walk away).

  • The King Edward Court Car Park (5 minute walk away).

Public transport options include:

  • Windsor and Eton Central Railway Station provides easy access to London via Slough, and is just a 5-10 minute walk from the venue.

  • Windsor and Eton Riverside Station is a 15 minute walk away, and links directly to London Waterloo.

  • The area is also well served with local bus links.

How can I locate Prime Studios?

We are located next door to The Hope pub on Alma Road.

Is my registration / ticket transferrable?

Yes, that's fine.

Can I get a refund if I change my mind about attending the course?

Refunds can be made up to 7 days before the start of your course. Unfortunately, no refund will be given within 7 days of the course start date.

Do I need any previous experience of Islamic art to take this course?

No, the course is suitable for complete beginners with no previous experience of Islamic art, as well as experienced artists who are looking to expand their skills and knowledge.

How can I progress and develop my skills further after this course?

The studio will be offering further illumination courses that give students the opportunity to expand their skills base, and learn about the subject in greater depth.

Is there an age restriction on this course?

To ensure a high quality of tuition, adult and childrens' classes are taught seperately. This course is designed for adults, therefore participants should be over 16 years of age. There is no maxiumum age limit!

Do you run courses for children?

Yes! I am a qualified art teacher with a PGCE and MEd (Art, Creativity, Education, and Culture) from Cambridge University. Previous Islamic art workshops for children have taken place in schools and museums throughout the UK, as well as abroad. New courses for children and adults at Prime Studios will be advertised on my website. If you would like to book me for a workshop, please send an email to: info @ ayeshagamiet.com

How can I keep informed about upcoming courses?

If you send me an email, I will add you to my mailing list: info @ ayeshagamiet.com

I also advertise new courses on my website.

Can I book you for a workshop?

Yes, of course. Please send me an email to discuss your requirements: info @ ayeshagamiet.com

How can I contact you?

Email me at: info @ ayeshagamiet.com

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