Art of Illumination with Artist Lubna Zahid -October 26-27, 2019


Art of Illumination with Artist Lubna Zahid -October 26-27, 2019


The Art of Islamic illumination (Session II) with a focus on Painting and Gilding - October 26-27, 2019

Skill Level: Some prior experience in drawing and painting recommended.

Learn the art of illumination and decoration of the books. It has been an important art form in different Muslim dynasties in the past. This class is specially designed to compose and then illuminate your design by taking it to the next level by painting and gilding it. Traditional painting techniques of the old master will be discussed and explained through presentations and demonstrations. You will learn to paint in Gouache, Gold, and Ink. The use of gold has always been an integral part of the Islamic tradition, you will also learn the decorative techniques of applying fine gold leaf which is called gilding on to your art pieces.

Where will it take place?

George Mason University (Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030)

What are the times?

10am- 2:30pm (both days)

What do I need to bring to class?

The students are asked to bring a 9”X12” Mixed Media Paper Pad, HB-pencil, sharpener, soft eraser, a foot ruler and a compass. 

All other supplies will be provided by the instructor. A $35 materials fee payable to the instructor at the start of the class.

*Refund and Cancellation Policy: 72 hours notification prior to class date.


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