Rumi Design in Manuscript Illumination

Nagihan Seymour
Art
£150.00
WEBSITE COURSES April 2020-2

ONLINE COURSE : RUMI DESIGN IN MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION

Date:  Wednesdays, 12 August – 2 September 2020
Time: 6-8 pm
Duration: 4 weeks
Fee: £150 (excludes materials)
Class Size: Min. 4 – Max.10 Students
Instructor: Nagihan Seymour
Deadline for Application: Tuesday, 11 August

This ONLINE 4-week course by artist Nagihan Seymour will cover Ottoman tradition ‘Rumi’ patterns. The course starts with an overview of the history of “Rumi” (“Rumi” in Turkish, “Islimi” in Persian, “Nebati” in Arabic). Students will learn how to draw rumi motifs and apply principles of design in a composition. They will draw and paint different rumi motifs such as basic rumi, closed form rumi, rumi knots and rumi headings in classic Tezhip “Shamsa” form.

Required Equipment & Materials

  • Watercolour Paper (300gsm)
  • A4 Paper
  • Tracing paper
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • A ruler
  • Eraser
  • Palette
  • Gouache Paint (White, Black, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue)
  • 3-0, 2-0 Paint Brush

Classes will take place through ZOOM, an online platform. 

ZOOM in 2 Easy Steps:
1. You will need an internet enabled device with a microphone and camera such as a laptop, phone or tablet.
Phones and tablets: Download zoom app.
Laptops: Visit www.zoom.us/join (No download required)
For further technical support visit support.zoom.us
2. You will receive a personalised link. The link will take you directly to your virtual classroom.

This course requires a minimum number of enrollments to run. If you have any questions or queries, please direct them to us on londra@yee.org.tr

Course Features

  • Max Students10
  • Duration4 week
  • Skill levelbeginner
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Illumination Course Curriculum

    This course starts with an overview of the history and origins of the art and its roots in traditional Islamic manuscript illumination. Different painting techniques of Islamic Illumination will be shown, and they will analyse how to design and paint an illuminated shamsa composition using Rumi motifs.

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Instructor

Nagihan Seymour
Nagihan Seymour

Nagihan Seymour is a UK based Turkish artist. Although she is a materials engineer, she has been interested in art since her university years. She started to study traditional arts privately in 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey, learning the tradition and techniques involved in the discipline from Hanifi Dursun. Manuscript illumination was the major part of her studies, and as her style has developed she started to combine sacred geometry with classic illumination, putting a modern twist on an ancient art form. She had her first solo exhibition “Reflection and Illumination” in March 2017 at The Lightbox Gallery, Woking, which was one of the bestselling exhibitions of the gallery.
Please see the instructor’s website: https://www.nagihanseymour.com

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