ISLAMIC ILLUMINATION COURSE

The courses aim to not only make you familiar with the beauty of this art, but also teach you in an authentic way. These courses do not just focus on the techniques, they provide you with required knowledge and skill of drawing 

UPCOMING COURSE

Golden Border: 

(Vegetal Motifs)

 Zoom Online Course

Organised by Iranian Arts Society

SOAS

What this course teaches you: 

  • Drawing the vegetal motifs

  • Using the motifs in a composition

  • Calculating and structuring the border

  • Making the shell gold

  • Preparing the paper

  • Applying the gold

Date:

05 Nov- 17 Dec

(Every Saturday)

Time:

4pm- 6pm

(GMT)

Course Fee:

£180 for SOAS Students 

£220 for non-SOASians

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MORE ABOUT THE COURSE

We will work on a quarter of the composition, however, through completing 1/4 of the border, students will acquire the required skill and knowledge to complete and paint the entire border by themselves.

The course will be running in 7 consecutive weeks with each session lasting 120 minutes. The classes will be held in a group format; however, students will be able to send their practices to our tutor and receive the instructions and corrections individually. No specific background is necessary, so beginners are also welcome. 

Please note that the course will be recorded and you will receive the access link within a few hours after the live session. If you wish to rely on the recorded class, you will get the full help and support from our tutor during the course. Once you register, you will receive the list of the required and optional materials.

Early Bird registration will get £20 discount, If you register by 22 Oct 2022!

Mostly, the borders in Persian manuscripts are lavishly and extensively decorated so that they can be considered an independent form of art from the paintings that they surrounded. From vegetal to figural and animal motifs are portrayed widely in the manuscripts borders.

This course will explore these monochrome golden borders, and the focus will be on the floral and vegetal motifs.

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If you are a SOAS student, please email iranianartssociety@gmail.com to register

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