London Central Mosque Trust & The Islamic Cultural Centre


08 Aug 2022

A New Artof Illumination (Tezhip) 8 Week Course

London Central Mosque Trust & The Islamic Cultural Centre is delighted to announce its first Art of Illumination Course starting on July 18th 2022. This course is organised and run in collaboration with Yunus Emre Institute London.


The course will be delivered by the renowned Illumination artist and instructor Nagihan Seymour.

Start Date: Mondays, 18 July - 5 August 2022

Duration: 8 weeks Course. Day and time: Tuesdays from 6.00pm – 8:30pm.

Cost: £280 (Includes most materials)

Class Size: Min. 5 – Max. 20 Students

Instructor: Nagihan Seymour

If you have any questions; please email or call 0207 725 2210

Certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the course.

Terms and Conditions

  • The London central Mosque cannot accept any responsibility for unforeseen changes in students' circumstances that may prevent their attendance for all or part of a course.
  • No refunds can be given for classes not attended.
  • Fees are not refundable once you have attended the first lesson.
  • Please note that, in the event whereby a class has to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, such as adverse weather conditions, the replacement class may have to take place on a different day.
  • Classes will be small in size in order to maintain a high standard of teaching.
  • Certificates will be given upon completion of the full course.
  • Places cannot be reserved in advance without payment.
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Course Description (Click to learn more..)

This FACE-to-FACE 8-week course will cover Ottoman tradition ‘Tezhip’ patterns by artist Nagihan Seymour.

Art of Illumination/ Tezhip, which means ornamenting with gold, is a traditional artform originally used for decorating precious books and manuscripts.

This interactive course will start with an overview of the history and origins of the art.

Attendees will learn step by step traditional stylized floral motifs (hatai, gonca, penc etc) and fundamentals of how to design an illuminated “Shamsa” composition which means “sunburst”.

Then, they will finish their work using traditional painting, outlining and illumination brush techniques including Classical Tezhip and Halkar painting styles. Attendees will receive hand-outs, weekly homework, and feedbacks throughout the duration of the course to track improvement.

Required Materials (All other materials will be provided by the Central Mosque) : Mechanical Pencil 0.5, Eraser, 000 and 0 Paint Brush (Recommended brushes Winsor & Newton 7 Series OR Cotman )

If you have any questions; please email or call 0207 725 2210





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