Islamic Manuscript Illumination: Islimi Forms – Harmony in Art

Islamic Manuscript Illumination: Islimi Forms


For centuries, artists have used gold, ink and brightly coloured paints to illuminate and beautify Islamic manuscripts.

In this practical course students will learn traditional paper preparation, including staining, sizing and burnishing the paper. Students will also make watercolour and gouache paints using natural pigments. Participants will learn the usage of ink and practise the delicate brush techniques used for this elegant art.

As part of a series of three courses leading to more complicated designs, this introductory course introduces Islimi motives. By the end of the course participants should have a portfolio of their own Islimi designs, have an understanding of the geometry hidden in the manuscripts, and have a finished, painted piece with Islimi/Rumi forms.

Start Date Duration Time Price
02/07/2018 5 days 10:30-17:30 £ 385


Participants will need to bring their own brushes.

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