Online Illumination Courses is Starting

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Yunus Emre Institute in London is delighted to announce its first online Art Course starting on April 15th, bringing experienced Illumination artist and instructor Nagihan Seymour live to your screens. 

This ONLINE 4-week course will cover Ottoman tradition ‘Tezhip’ patterns by artist Nagihan Seymour.  This course starts with an overview of the history and origins of the art. Students will learn traditional floral patterns as well as how to decorate the border of Islamic manuscripts and they will be able to create their own “Shamsa” composition and finish it using traditional painting and illumination techniques.

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 sent by the Institute. The link will take you directly to the event.

Date:  Wednesdays, 15 April – 6 May 2020
Time: 6-8 pm

Date:  Sundays, 19 April – 10 May 2020
Time: 2-4 pm

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