Introduction to Tezhip (Classic Islamic Illumination)

Instructor: Fatma Ulusoy Sirajuddin Hoca

Tezhip is the Turkish word meaning “ornamenting with gold” and represents the Ottoman tradition of beautifying calligraphy. In this Tezhip workshop, participants will be introduced to the basic techniques and materials used in this art discipline. Participants will learn about the fundamental components that make a pattern, with an opportunity to construct simple motifs, as well as construct and paint a simple pattern.