Date:  Mondays, 25 April – 23 May 2022
Time: 6-8 pm (UK time)
Duration: 4 weeks
Fee:  £150 (excludes materials)
Class Size: Min. 4 – Max.10 Students
Instructor: Nagihan Seymour

This ONLINE 4-week course by artist Nagihan Seymour will cover “Semi-stylized Flowers of Tezhip: Tulip, Carnation, Anemone, Marigold, Mallow, Hyacinths and Roses”. The course will be given in small groups (max. 10 students) to preserve the classroom atmosphere whilst online.

In the 15th century Karamemi who was the head artist of Ottoman Palace invented and added many different motifs to today’s Tezhip. One of them is naturalistic and semi stylized flowers.

During this workshop, students will learn semi stylized floral motifs combining with Tezhip motifs such as gonca, penc, hatayi and yaprak. Also, they will practice how to combine these flowers in patterns, and they will construct a manuscript border composition step by step. Students will then paint a design which was constructed together and learn both outlining and painting techniques such as Halkar, classic Tezhip and Tarama suitable these flowers. 

Required Equipment & Materials

  • Watercolour Paper (300gsm)
  • A4 Paper
  • Tracing paper
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • A ruler
  • Eraser
  • Palette
  • Gouache Paint (White, Black, Gold, Red, Green, Blue)
  • 000, 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 (No download required)
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2. You will receive a personalised link one day before the course starts. The link will take you directly to your virtual classroom.

IMPORTANT! Class session recordings will be emailed within 24 hours after the class and will be available to watch for 4 weeks.

A digital certificate of attendance or completion certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

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