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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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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Feature in Norwegian daily newspaper: Vårt Land

Many thanks to Heidi Marie Lindekleiv of Norwegian daily Vårt Land for this beautiful and insightful article on the revival of Islamic arts in Europe. Last month, Heidi interviewed Khaled Azzam from the The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, and myself. I … Continue reading

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New Course in Ottoman Design and Illumination

If you would like to learn how to make an illuminated tile design like this, come join us on my Ottoman Design and Illumination Course with the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Dates: 13th-17th Feb 2017 Times: 10.30am-5.30pm Venue: Al … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Islamic Art courses in London and Windsor

I am delighted to announce that I will be teaching the following courses over the coming weeks and months:

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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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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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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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Teaching at Cambridge University

I recently delivered an Islamic art workshop to trainee art teachers on the PGCE course at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. I demonstrated a few simple techniques that these new art teachers could use to generate Islamic-inspired floral … Continue reading

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