Paper preparation for Islamic Manuscripts

Subject: Painting
Dates: 2 March 2020 - 30 March 2020
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: Delta House Studios
Tutor: Mahrukh Bashir
Full Price
£ 385

Nature is full of beautiful attractive colours, from plants to insects, landscapes to the heavens. There is no better palette than nature itself. Natural dyes have been used since ancient times for dyeing the body, walls of caves, leather and fabrics.

This practical course is aimed at artists and students who wish to understand the process involved in paper preparation for Islamic manuscripts.

Students will learn how to dye paper using various natural materials, prepare various paper sizes such as starch and egg, prepare muraqqa and wasli paper.

This course requires a minimum number of enrolment to run.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided on this course.

Who is this for?

All levels of ability and experience welcome.

What days do I attend?

Mondays, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March.

Where will this course take place?

Delta House Studios, Riverside Rd, Wimbledon, London SW17 0BA

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.

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.