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Saturday, February 22nd, 11AM – 5PM (1 hour lunch break)
Islamic Illumination, tazhib, is an art practiced in many parts of the Muslim world for over a millennium. Tazhib is derived from zahab, which means gold in Arabic. Tazhib was primarily used to decorate manuscripts, a practice which still continues today in parts of the Islamic world. Nowadays, tazhib is usually practiced in conjunction with calligraphy. Illuminators use small brushes to create a wide variety of motifs from crushed gold, gouache, watercolor, and natural pigments. In this workshop, students will be introduced to the material and techniques of this traditional art.
Lecture and presentation:
Short background on the book arts. How and why Illumination started. Materials and tools used
Practice painting and outlining using a small brush. Practice a painting techniques with imitation gold. Each artist will paint a design using this technique.
Age requirement: 15+
Maximum Students: 10
11am-5pm (1hr lunch break)