03 Ornamentation and Illumination Intro | 5-8 Aug

You will explore the beautiful art of traditional Islamic ornamentation and illumination to create detailed patterns following the traditional methods as seen in historic Quran and manuscripts.

Learning Outcomes:

You will have a small painted pattern showcasing what you learnt in this workshop.

  • Softness of the hand in drawing decorative units and estimating their size theoretically.
  • Knowledge of the technique for determining the edges of the units with a brush easily and with high accuracy.
  • Knowledge of different techniques and methods of classical illumination.


  • Dates: 5-8 Aug
  • Times: 4pm to 8pm
  • Location: Al Taif Mall Offices, 17th Floor 
  • Price: 320 AED
  • Level: Beginners – No prior experience required
  • Workshop Language: Arabic

Note: You get a 15% off discount if you attend ALL FOUR Summer weekly workshops, you can buy them here. 

Tutor: Maryam Alshamali

Maryam Al-Shamali is born in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She studied the art of illumination in 2018 with 3 professors from several countries following the classical Ottoman style approach. She participated in many illumination works locally and internationally. She is also the illuminator of the Holy Qur’an for Dar Faisal Al-Khair.

Are you coming from outside Fujairah? 

Fujairah is a beautiful Emirate located on the East coast overlooking the Indian Ocean and it is only an hour drive from Dubai airport. We will happily help you find a lovely hotel near our school with transports. Please contact us if you need our help.

Workshop Rules and Regulations: 

  • The fee includes all the learning hours and materials that will be supplied in the course.
  • No refunds are acceptable and you need to attend the specified hours and times listed on this page.
  • Please note that you should attend at least 90% of the hours to receive your attendance certificate for this course.

320,00 د.إ

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