Author Archives: Ayesha

‘The Art of Islamic Illumination: A Personal Reflection’ by Fareena Chanda of the Friday Collective

I was very moved reading this heartfelt and insightful article, reflecting upon the experience of learning a traditional Islamic craft. Fareena Chanda spent a week studying the art of tezhib / tezhip (Islamic manuscript illumination) at my studio in Windsor … Continue reading

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Incredible artwork from my students; future Islamic art courses in Windsor

A little update on the incredible work produced by my students over the summer in my Islamic art workshops. We held classes in Islamic manuscript illumination (or tezhib / tezhip, as it is known in Arabic and Turkish), geometry, and … Continue reading

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Graduation Day at Cambridge University

Last weeks’ graduation ceremony at the University of Cambridge, where I received my Masters degree in Education. Feeling incredibly blessed, inspired, grateful, and hopeful for the future. ‪#‎blessings‬‪ #‎gratitude‬ ‪#‎hope‬ ‪#‎love‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎creativity‬ ‪#‎inspiration‬ ‪#‎universityofcambridge‬‪#‎homertoncollege‬ ‪#‎graduation‬ ‪#‎art education‬ #ayeshagamiet

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New Islamic studio in Windsor, Berkshire, UK!

My new studio in Windsor, Berkshire, is up and running and ready for business! I’ve really enjoyed teaching my first few classes in this light, bright peaceful space. As well as running Islamic art courses/ small group and private tuition, … Continue reading

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Islamic geometry and plaster carving workshop at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education

Last week, I was back at Cambridge University to deliver my second Islamic art workshop for the year. I had a full day to work with the wonderful trainee art teachers, so I decided to go into a little more … Continue reading

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Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak! Wishing you much peace and many wonderful blessings for the Holy Month.

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Local press coverage of my upcoming Islamic art courses

A lovely article* on my upcoming Islamic art classes published in the Slough and Windsor Observer today! So much looking forward to this! First classes are on the 27th of June, running throughout the summer. Book soon to receive a … Continue reading

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New studio and new Islamic art courses, yay!

UPDATE: 20% DISCOUNT off courses booked before the 27th of June 2015. For further info email: info@ayeshagamiet.com I am super happy and excited to tell you of my new studio where I will be teaching new Islamic art courses taking … Continue reading

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Free, downloadable Islamic art colouring sheets for children

Please feel free to download and print these children’s colouring sheets! I created these activities a few years ago, whilst working on a practical, hands-on, children’s guide to Islamic art. Sadly, my publisher was unable to complete the project due … Continue reading

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New work added to my gallery!

…and about time, too! New work has been added to the artwork and illustration galleries, and I have updated the workshop section with images from my classes in Doha and Cambridge. Pop along and take a look! P.S. This beautiful … Continue reading

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