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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

The Art of Islamic Illumination:

from Basics to Creativity

 Zoom Online Course

Organised by Iranian Arts SocietySOAS

What this course teaches you: 

  • Drawing various individual islimi motifs

  • Creating the simple to more intricate composition of patterns

  • Traditional paper preparation

  • Practicing a few common compositional structures

  • Tracing and transferring the pattern into the stained paper

  • Gilding, Mixing and application of colours

  • Outlining the motifs and rendering the fine details and decorations

  • How to draw the braided band

  • How to draw and paint the needle-like patterns and finish the work

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Date:

16 Jun - 04 Aug

(Every Sunday)

Time:

4pm- 6pm

(BST)

Course Fee:

£210 for SOAS Students 

£250 for non-SOASians

MORE ABOUT THE COURSE

Over the eight sessions, you will explore the islimi motifs, master the fundamentals and delve into intricate compositions as well as the rich history of symbolism behind the islimi motifs.

By the end of this course you will have achieved a deep understanding of the underlying structure of islimi patterns, mastering the principles of composition and fundamentals in Islamic illumination. Through hands-on practice and exploration, you will have developed the skills to create your own harmonious islimi design. In addition, you will learn to appreciate the traditional colour pallet and integrate colours into your design, enhancing your visual impact and depth.

Throughout the course, we will offer:

 

  • Eight intensive live sessions, each lasting 120 minutes, and will be reordered.

  • Access links to the recordings which will be sent to your email within a few hours after each live session.

  • Participants will have the opportunity to submit their practice works to our tutor and receive the instructions and feedback individually.

  • If you prefer to rely solely on the recordings due to your busy schedule or time  zone difference, you can still seek feedback and support from our tutor.

 

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, this course offers a unique opportunity to unlock your creativity.

The list of the required and optional materials will be sent to you right after the registration.

Early Bird registration will get £20 discount, If you register by May 20th, 2024!

Step into the enchanting world of illuminated manuscripts! Inherited by various visual cultures in the Islamic realm, the tradition of Islamic Illumination has over centuries yielded diverse styles each of which fed by a different aesthetic taste. This course is designed to elevate your understanding and proficiency in this timeless art form. Over the eight sessions, you will explore the islimi motifs, master the fundamentals and delve into intricate compositions as well as the rich history of symbolism behind the islimi motifs.

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

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