Beautiful Borders

Subject: Painting
Dates: 4 February 2019 - 7 February 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh
Full price
£ 385

Ancient manuscripts, whether illustrated or not, were adorned with beautiful borders. These vary greatly with different widths, geometries, floral designs, Islimi or a combination of all the above.

This course will focus on the different borders found in Islamic manuscripts and miniatures.

Learn how to design the main motif and make it turn a corner, as well as how to plot and draw geometric knots. In the process, you will learn all the different drawing and colour techniques required to complete the piece.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring?

We ask that you bring your own brushes in sizes:

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

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Tutor biography

Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh

Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh is an Iranian artist based in London. Her work explores the disciplines of Persian poetry manuscripts, sacred geometry and Persian miniatures. She has worked both as an academic and an artist in Iran, America and Europe.

For the last 20 years, Farkhondeh has regularly spent time living and studying under calligraphy masters in Iran. She graduated with distinction from The Prince's School's MA programme in 2011 and was awarded the Jerwood prize for Islamic traditional art.

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