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Pre-registration for Islamic Art Of Illumination Courses


Pre-registration for Islamic Art Of Illumination Courses

Islamic art of Illumination Courses


Nagihan Seymour


Illumination/Tezhip I -->Wednesday 10th October-5th December, 6-9pm

Illumination/Tezhip II -->Thursday 11th October-6th December, 6-9pm 


8th October 2018 at 3.00 pm


£280.00 -->Illumination/Tezhip I

£240.00 -->Illumination/Tezhip II


8 Weeks


Yunus Emre Institute – London

10 Maple Street London, W1T 5HA

(Nearest Tube Stations: Warren Street and Goodge Street)

This pre-registration is only to insure your registration opportunity for the course. You will receive an email detailing the registration procedure after this pre-registration. 

For further information please contact us on 0207 387 3036 or bG9uZHJhIHwgeWVlICEgb3JnICEgdHI=.


Illumination (tezhip) is derived from Arabic zeheb (gold) and its literal translation is ornamenting with gold. The art of illumination is traditionally used for the decoration of calligraphy, although it is also used as a standalone art form.

This course starts with an overview of the history and origins of the art and its roots in traditional Islamic manuscript illumination.Students will have the opportunity to learn traditional methods of preparing gold from leaf they will use in their works to differ in painting techniques of Islamic illumination “tezhip” and” halkar” will be shown and they will analyse how to design and paint and illuminated shamsa composition meaning “sun burst” which is a classical Islamic manuscript illumination style in corporating floral design.


Nagihan Seymour is a UK based Turkish artist. Alathough she is a materialist engineer she has been in art her university years. She started to study traditional arts privately in 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey, learning the tradition and techniques involved in the discipline from Hanifi Dursun. Manuscript illumination was the major part of her studies, and as her style has developed she started to combine sacred geometry with classic illumination putting a modern twist on an ancient art form. She had her first solo exhibition ”Reflection and Illumination” in March, 2017 at The Lightbox Gallery, Woking, which was the one of the bestselling exhibition of the gallery. Please, see the instructor’s website:   https://www.nagihanseymour.com/

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