Islamic Manuscript Illumination: Islimi Forms
|Dates:||2 July 2018 - 6 July 2018|
|Time:||10:30 - 17:30|
Make your own Islimi designs, gaining insights into the geometry as you learn how to use gold, ink and brightly coloured paint, traditional dyes and staining techniques.
What should I bring?
You will need to bring your own brushes to the course. The tutor recommends you come to the first evening and discuss with her the sizes and type you will need for your project. She will have sample brushes to illustrate what you should purchase. If you wish to purchase brushes in advance, she believes that most people will need brushes sable (or synthetic watercolour brushes) size 00, 0, 1 and maybe 2.
Who is this course for?
All levels of ability and experience welcome.
What days do I attend?
Monday - Friday
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.