Ottoman Manuscript Illumination Border Design Course
This Online course will cover how to construct a border design, to be applied around calligraphy or a central design, using traditional Ottoman illumination rules and motifs.
In this class students will learn 2 of the main motifs of Ottoman flowers and how to use them within rules of Tezhip/Art of Illumination.
These rules and motifs can be applied in the creation of different designs such as Shamsa, which is a central design in Tezhip meaning “sunburst”.
Also, as part of the course we will analyse a classic border design from the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.
Course Date: 6th June 2020
Time: 13:00-16:00 (BST)
I will send everyone an email (by Thursday) including an information sheet of Tezhip/Art of Illumination with the link which will give you access to the class on Saturday.
The course will be done online on Google Meet.
REQUIRED equipment & materials
- Tracing paper
- Optional – Coloured pencils.
- Optional – A compass
- Optional – A ruler
- Optional – 300gsm watercolour paper to use it after lesson to apply your pattern
After the class, you will get the border pattern analyse and motifs as pdf file.