Islamic Art Course, 4 Saturdays from the 8th-29th July, 10am - 4pm
  • Prime Studios
    1-6 Ward Royal Parade,
    Alma Road,
    SL4 3HR
  • Saturday 8th July, 10:00am - Until Saturday 29th July, 4:00pm
Islamic Art Saturday Course at Prime Studios, Windsor

Islamic Manuscript Illumination: Floral Design (Islimi)

Dates: 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.

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