Methods and Materials of Illumination: Khatai designs (Introductory course)

Dates: 5th Feb to 9th FebTimings: 10:00 – 14:00

Instructor Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh from PSTA, London

Fee: Rs. 15,000

Capacity of 12 students

For centuries, artists have used gold, ink and brightly coloured paints to illuminate and beautify Islamic manuscripts. In this practical course students will learn traditional paper preparation, including staining, sizing and burnishing the paper. Making watercolour paint using natural pigments will be part of this course. Participants will also learn to make shell gold and learn the usage of ink and practise delicate brush techniques used for this elegant art.

As part of a series of courses leading to more complicated designs, floral motives or khatai forms are introduced. By the end of the course participants should have a portfolio of their own khatai designs, have an understanding of the geometry hidden in the manuscripts, and have a finished, painted piece with floral forms.

Registration Form Student Testimonials

Designing Khatai Motifs

Worth every minute-Learned a lot-Excellent demonstration of skills and knowledge

Samarah Tariq

Keen learner of sacred arts and looks forward to more- Course was amazing-overwhelmed by the great teachers visiting Pakistan

Ruqayya Faheem

Happy with the Fees- the timings- Output and results

Safia Bilal

Would like others to share same experience- the course should be turned into a proper diploma or degree courses

Rubeena Rajput