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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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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Cairo

Here are some photos from last month’s workshop at the Jameel House of Traditional Arts in Fustat, Cairo. I spent a week teaching students about biomorphic design in Islamic art (also known as islimi). The workshops were run by the … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Contemporary Arts Through Living Traditions

I have the pleasure of inviting you to ‘Contemporary Arts Through Living Traditions’, at the Prince’s Foundation, London. The exhibition features work of alumni and tutors from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Four of my paintings will be on … Continue reading

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Bougainville

Bougainville (c) Ayesha Gamiet 2017 This was a fun commission I completed for a client at the end of last year – a Christmas present for the client’s Greek wife. He asked me to paint bougainville, as these flowers grow … Continue reading

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New Course at the Yunus Emre Institute in London, October 2017

Tezhip workshop at the Yunus Emre Institute, London I’m looking forward to teaching this new course at the Yunus Emre Institute in London next month. Please see below for details: For centuries, Muslim artists have used gold, ink, and brightly … Continue reading

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