Halkari Painting Techniques: Halkar & Tarama

Subject: Painting
Dates: 28 October 2019 - 1 November 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Mahrukh Bashir
Full Price
£ 385

This course aims to introduce students to the motifs, methods and materials of manuscript illumination. The preparing of gold into a paintable medium and introduction of the halkar and tarama painting techniques will be taught.

Students will also be introduced to basic design techniques using symmetry concepts to produce their own designs.

At the end of the course students should have a series of motif examples and a final piece that they designed.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring?

Sable paint brushes, sizes to be confirmed.

1 clean jam jar

Plastic paint palette with wells

All other materials will be provided in the class.

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

What days should I attend?

Monday - Friday, 28 October - 1 November 2019

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

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.

Tutor biography

Mahrukh Bashir

Mahrukh Bashir, is an artist, designer and educator. She graduated with a distinction from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts having completed her Master’s degree in Visual and Islamic art.

Mahrukh is inspired by the beauty, color and patterns of nature. Her work focuses on traditional Islamic arts and crafts. Her work has been exhibited locally in the UK and internationally.

She continues to specialise in Manuscript illumination and miniature painting under different masters. She is also currently completing a traditional apprenticeship in Ottoman manuscript illumination.

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