Islamic Art Spring / Summer Saturday Courses in Windsor

I am very pleased to announce my new Islamic art courses for Spring / Summer 2017!
All courses below will be held at my studio in Windsor: Prime Studios, 1-6 Ward Royal Parade, Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HR. You can find our exact location on google maps.
A list of all my upcoming courses at prime Studios can be found on my Eventbrite Page.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Beautiful 16th Century Maghrebi illuminated Qur'an employing 8-fold geometry

Beautiful 16th Century Maghrebi illuminated Qur'an employing 8-fold geometry

1) Islamic Manuscript Illumination: Geometric Patterns

29th April – 20th May 2017, 4 Saturday sessions, 10am – 4pm

For centuries, Muslim artists have used gold, ink, and brightly coloured paints to illuminate and beautify sacred manuscripts. Focusing on the fundamental role of geometry in manuscript illumination, students will construct and analyse several geometric manuscript patterns, choosing one to recreate as an illuminated page. This course will give students the opportunity to learn about traditional painting and gilding techniques used in Islamic manuscript illumination, including usage of shell gold and handmade watercolour paints. We will also look at the the artistic and historical context within which this art developed. Through learning about geometric patterns and using traditional skills and techniques from the Islamic world, each student will create a beautiful illuminated frontispiece.

https://islamicmanuscriptilluminationgeometry.eventbrite.co.uk

Exquisite 17th Century Mughal Shamsa

Exquisite 17th Century Mughal Shamsa

2) Islamic Manuscript Illumination: Floral Design (Islimi)

8th – 29th July 2017: 4 Saturday sessions, 10am – 4pm

Focusing on the beautiful “shamsa” (“sun-burst”) composition, and intricate floral designs, students will explore the rich and varied forms that exist in Islamic manuscript illumination. They will learn how to paint illuminated plant and floral motifs. This course will allow students the opportunity to learn about traditional painting and gilding techniques used in Islamic manuscript illumination, including usage of shell gold and handmade watercolour paints. We will also look at the the artistic and historical context within which this art developed. By the end of the course, each student will have created at least one illuminated shamsa.

https://islamicmanuscriptilluminationfloralislimi.eventbrite.co.uk

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