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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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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