Short course in Islamic Manuscript Illumination at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts

Sultan Barquq by Ayesha Gamiet (2007)

Great news for anbody interested in taking an Islamic arts course in London over the Summer! 

I will be teaching a short course in Islamic Manuscript Illumination at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, in July.  Details are as follows:

Dates: 26th – 30th July 2010
Times: 10.30am – 5.30pm each day.
Venue: The Prince’s School for Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG

Course description:

For centuries, artists from the Islamic world have used gold, ink and brightly coloured paints to illuminate and beautify Islamic manuscripts. This practical course will introduce students to the traditional geometric and floral designs that are used to adorn illuminated pages. Students will learn about paper preparation, and traditional painting and gilding techniques used in Islamic manuscript illumination.They will also be introduced to the historical and stylistic context of this exquisite craft.

Feedback from previous courses:

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and you have inspired me to continue. Will look forward to the details of the upcoming courses.”

“I had a really great time doing the course and can’t wait till the next one. I’ve definately been inspired.”

“I thought the course was brilliant.”

For more information about the course and enrolment, please visit the following link:

I look forward to seeing you there!!

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2 Responses to Short course in Islamic Manuscript Illumination at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts

  1. mohammed muneeruddin says:

    i am from india i am very interested in islamic illumiantion . i wants to learn that . so give me good suggestion .jazakallah

  2. Ayesha says:

    Dear Mohammed,

    Unfortunately, I don’t know much about learning Islamic illumination in India, as I am based in the UK. I know that the National College of Art (NCA) in Lahore has a traditional arts programme, so that might be a good place to start looking:

    Perhaps you could ask them whether or not they know any teachers in your region. I studied illumination in Istanbul where there are many short courses and workshops in traditional arts if you are willing to travel.

    Good luck in your studies!

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