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Explore traditional painting and shading techniques from the rich world of Islamic art and create your own tile design.

In the morning participants will practice pencil and brushwork, then trace and transfer designs onto paper. In the afternoon, they will learn different painting techniques traditionally used in Islamic Art to add colour to their work.

There will be a 45-minute lunch break, and a 10-minute break in the morning and in the afternoon.

Materials you will need:
HB and 2H pencils
Palette with wells
Round sable paintbrushes, size 0 and 2
Watercolour and or gouache paints to include reds, blues, yellows, greens, black and white
Optional: a set of metallic paints to include gold and/or silver (e.g. Finetec coliro set or similar)
A4 hot-pressed watercolour paper (e.g. Fabriano or Bockingford)
Plain a4 photocopy paper for sketching
A4 tracing paper

You might also want to have a paint pot for clean water, some kitchen towel and a notepad and pen ready.

The workshop will be led by artist Ayesha Gamiet.


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