Coming Soon! Art of Illumination with Artist Lubna Zahid - 2019

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Coming Soon! Art of Illumination with Artist Lubna Zahid - 2019

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Learn the art of illumination and decoration of the books. It has been an important art form in different Muslim dynasties in the past. Traditional techniques of the old master will be discussed and explained through presentations and demos. The students will first learn the fundamental elements of the Arabesque patterns in the Islamic tradition, and then will design their own pieces to paint. Techniques will include designing and developing in linear form by repetition and symmetry. They will also learn the decorative technique for applying fine gold leaf which is called gilding on to their art pieces. Gilding has always been an integral part of the Islamic design.

Read about our instructor Lubna Zahid