Art of Illumination Workshop
Date(s) - 10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
George Mason University
Scripts 'n' Scribes
Learn the art of illumination and decoration of the books with artist Lubna Zahid. 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.
Classes will be held on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 10am – 2:30pm both days.
Workshop is open to new and returning students ages 13 and up.
Some prior experience in drawing or painting is recommended.
#tezhip #tezhib #arabesque #drawing #painting