Author Archives: Ayesha

Bookings OPEN for my Winter Courses!

My new Islamic manuscript illumination courses are all online and ready to go! For full course and booking details please click here. Birds of Paradise 5 Saturday mornings, 10am – 2pm, from the 6th Nov – 4th Dec 2021 Join … Continue reading

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‘Valley of Love’ on show at Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London

My newest painting is currently on show at Jonathan Cooper Gallery in London. ‘Valley of Love’ is the second in a series of paintings inspired by Attar’s ‘The Conference of the Birds’. The first painting in this series, ‘Valley of … Continue reading

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New Online Courses in Islamic Manuscript Illumination

I am launching my own online classes in Islamic Manuscript Illumination from this autumn! These new courses will go into much greater depth than any of my previous teaching. From preparing and staining paper, to creating your own unique illumination … Continue reading

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New Painting: ‘Valley of Insight’

Delighted to share my new painting with you! The ‘Valley of Insight’ is inspired by the Valley of Insight into Hidden Mysteries, as mentioned in the Conference of The Birds – the beautiful, epic 12th Century poem by Farid ud-Din … Continue reading

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Artists in Conversation: Online Talk with the Yunus Emre Institute and Leighton House Museum

Online art talk hosted by Leighton House Museum and the Yunus Emre Institute *** UPDATE 24/07/20*** You can now watch my talk online via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY2EU1jaWnk A HUGE thank you to everyone who attended the live event! Our … Continue reading

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Beautiful, archival quality giclée prints of my work available online!

I am delighted to announce the opening of my online shop! Please do take a look! Many of my most popular paintings are now available as limited edition giclée prints. It makes me very happy to know that a little … Continue reading

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A downloadable colouring sheet for you to design your own birds. Enjoy! Please see my two previous posts for more children’s activities, and also follow the link below: http://ayeshagamiet.com/pattern-in-islamic-art/teaching-resources-islamic-art/ Good luck with the home-schooling!

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Tessellating Tile Patterns for Children

Some new geometry teaching resources for the home-schoolers today: free, downloadable tessellating “tiles” to help with your maths and art curriculum… or just to play with at break time! Here’s a short movie clip to give you some ideas for … Continue reading

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FREE Downloadable Islamic Art Teaching Resources for Children and Adults

Today I would really love to share with you some free, downloadable Islamic art activities and teaching resources to help us through the lockdown. I’ve posted some of these resources before, but thought they were worth sharing again to help … Continue reading

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China

Last month I had the pleasure of teaching at the Jia Yuan Hall Prince’s Foundation School for Traditional Arts in Suzhou, China. This was an extraordinary trip. So much so that I hardly know where to begin in describing the … Continue reading

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