Exploring Islamic Illumination

Instructor: Ustaadah Farzana Razzaque

Exploring Islamic Illumination is a short 1-day workshop that introduces the participant to an awareness of the world of Islamic manuscript illumination, also known as Tezhip, and the discipline required in learning this beautiful sacred art. Participants will explore a brief history of Tezhip, and be introduced to major pioneers of Tezhip of the past and influential contemporary artists in the field. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore elements of Tezhip by understanding the building blocks that are used to make a simple pattern and looking at the different styles that are presently used by Tezhip artists.