Workshops Art & Design

Traditional Islamic Illumination - 3 days

Language: English + Arabic

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22 January 2019 - 24 January 2019
Time: 4:30 PM
Duration: 4 Hours 30 Mins


Knowledge Tower


Suitable for 16+ years.

In this 3-day workshop, participants will understand the elements of natural/biomorphic/vegetal Islamic patterns, learn the basics of Islamic illumination including the classical Islamic illumination painting techniques, draw pattern and paint with gold

Day 1: Preparing Materials

• Introduction about Islamic illumination

• Introduction about tools and painting order


Day 2: Drawing Pattern

• Drawing pattern step by step from geometry to all the details within

• Painting with gold


Day 3:

• Ink design exercises

• Outlining gold with black ink



Workshop Level: Beginner

Workshop Prerequisites: -

Trainer: Esra Al Hamal


Esra Alhamal is a Saudi artist and founder of the educational platform: Islamic Illumination. For the past four years, she has been learning Persian and Turkish illumination with various artists, in addition to a series of intensive courses with the Art of Islamic Pattern and the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Esra has been teaching in various venues in London for two years and her workshops cover architectural and Quranic patterns.