Author Archives: Ayesha

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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Jeddah

First day of workshops at the House of Traditional Arts, Jeddah. Photo credit: Art Jameel A very happy New Year to all my followers! May 2019 bring you abundant happiness, peace, prosperity, and many, many blessings. Mine looks to be a … Continue reading

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NEW Illumination Courses 2019

1-week intensive Islamic manuscript illumination course, 4 – 8 Feb 2019 5 Saturday Islamic manuscript illumination course, 23 Feb – 3 March 2019 These new Islamic art courses are designed for students who would like to delve deep into the … Continue reading

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Ijaza Hilye

My completed ijaza hilye (c) Ayesha Gamiet 2018 If you have been following my work for a while you’ll know that I received my apprenticeship (ijaza) in Islamic manuscript illumination earlier this year. As far as I’m aware, I am the … Continue reading

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A Royal Commission

I was asked to keep this project quiet until all was complete, but now I am very happy to share that I’ve been honoured to receive a very special commission from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. My work was presented … Continue reading

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