Beautiful Borders

Subject: Painting
Dates: 18 November 2019 - 22 November 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?

Handover brushes series 33 in sizes 00, 0, 1 and 2. Click to see an example of the type of brush needed.

A ceramic palette with wells or an old ceramic porcelain/china plate

0.3 HB or H mechanical pencil

All other materials will be provided.

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting slightly messy.

Avoid wearing: Baggy clothing (especially sleeves); Loose jewellery; Short sleeve t-shirts (when there is a chance of contact with hazardous materials); High heels or open-toed shoes

Health & Safety

When mixing pigments: Wear the dusk mask provided by the tutor; Wear disposable nitrile gloves should be worn; Tutors and students must wash their hands and forearms regularly to avoid cross-contamination ie. after mixing pigments before eating, drinking, smoking, using the telephone or going to the toilet.

Food and drink must never be consumed in the basement workshop or studios.

Do you offer concessions?

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

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

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

You can view our policy here.

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.

By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions.

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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