Online Tazhip (Illumination) Workshop

In the first 3 months of the 1st year, we will process Leaf and Flower drawings. On 3rd-6th months we will do Tahrir Contouring work with ink and brush in the following months, then we will switch to painting/colouring works and then we will start work on the styles of Classical Tazhip and Şikaf. During 6th-9th months, we will continue with the design work. We will construct designs based on Şemse forms and will diversify them further. We will work on flower designs in asymmetrical umbrella 1/2, 1/4 and round umbrellas, and we will continue design lessons with Rumi style drawings. We will complete the design studies of Rumi style in plain Rumi styled closed forms and Şemse forms. We will finish our 9-month training by ending our lessons with Murakka making and central text piece gluing.

We will continue the 2nd year courses with the students who have completed the 1st year. In the first 3 months of the 2nd year, we will work on Zencerek and Şikaf styled designs around the calligraphy. We will then continue with painting exercises and Flower tarama lessons. During the 3rd-6th lessons In the following months, we will cover the interlaced Rumi and Cloud drawings, and we will process videos on design and painting works applied in classical Tazhip. During the 6th-9th months, we will be finishing our education with lessons in which there are design and painting stages around central calligraphy using Hurde Rumi drawings and paintings.

In online lessons, we will be using the pre- recorded video lessons we have prepared in advance. We will be asking our students attending online classes to watch the video-lessons shared with them as weekly lessons and send photos of their work and homework in the WhatsApp group chat for the evaluation of it during live online class. We will continue our lessons with new homework assignments and video recordings every week.

Workshop Schedule

1st Level: 06 October - 22 December, 2021

Wednesdays 16.30 - 18.30

Duration: 12 weeks  

2nd Level: 06 October - 22 December, 2021

Wednesdays 14.00 - 16.00

Duration: 12 weeks

Our workshop will be conducted in Turkish, and translation into English will be provided. 

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Seyma Cinar

She was born in 1976 in İstanbul. She started her education at Sema Nakışhanesi by taking lessons from Semih İrteş and Mamure Oz in 1998-2000. She graduated Turkish Decorative Arts Illumination Course from the Turkish Ministry of Culture in 2001. In 2004, She took flower painting and miniature lessons from Orhan Dagli at Turkish Islamic Arts Library. She started to give illumination lessons in her own art studio. She started to take miniature design lessons from Reza Hemmatirad at Istanbul Design Centre. In 2010 The Artist received Traditional Turkish Handicrafts Certification and Artisit Identity Card from Ministry of Culture and Tourism. In 2011, She was in the founding of SANKAD (Artist Women’s Platform) at the same time she was board member and general secretary of this platform. She organized many exhibition organizations within the scope of Exhibition and Project Coordination since 2004. She taught illumination at Uskudar Youth Centre in 2014-2017. She started to give illumination lessons at Istanbul Design Centre in 2017. Her works has been exhibited in three personal and 50 group exhibitions. Her works have been published in many magazines and books. She has many illustration, illumination on wood, tile, Edirnekari and ceramic designs.The artist has many works in private and official collections. She still gives lectures on illumination at her own art studio and Istanbul Design Centre.