Tezhip / Illumination Art

Tezhip has extensively been used throughout the centuries in the Ottoman Empire for decorative purposes. It is a non-figurative art (the art type that includes figures are called the miniature art, also offered at our institute) and was commonly used in books, as well as decorating calligraphy and miniature art pieces. There were focused art studios inside the Topkapi Palace, where some of the finest examples of this art type are still kept. There are many different pattern (motif) types, including but not limited to floral and geometric.

What will you get in this course?

  • Briefly go through the historical and theoretical background of Tezhip art
  • Getting to know the basic pattern types by first exercising on paper with pencil. Learning how to correctly use the Tezhip brushes, understanding borders, practicing the gold paint, moving to more complex patterns, the coloring techniques and more.
  • You don’t need to have any prior experience
  • You will be able to take all the artwork you have created during the lessons with you
  • If you wish, we can take pictures of you while experimenting so you can share it with your friends
  • Classes are once a week and each lesson lasts three hours. See below currently available courses for exact time and duration details.
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and snacks are included

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to bring anything with me?

You will only need to bring a 0.5 mechanical pencil, eraser and few sheets of A4 paper.

Can I take the artwork I create during the program with me?

Sure, all the artwork you will be creating will belong to you.

For the weekly courses, can I cancel at any time? How are the payments done?

Yes, if you are not satisfied with the course, or for any other reason, you can stop your enrollment at any time. Payments are done on a monthly basis in cash or bank transfer (total of four weekly classes per month), you will not be eligible for a refund for the months you have fully or partially completed.

What is the group size for classes?

One time workshop sessions and short courses (such as the 4-day courses) are limited to a maximum of 12 people. Weekly recurring courses are limited to a maximum of 14 people.

Can workshops and courses be organized at a different location?

Yes, we can organize both workshops and courses at your preferred location as long as there are sufficient number of participants.

Do I need to have any prior experience?

No experience is needed at all, anyone can join our programs and we will ensure you have an enjoyable experience.
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Getting there by public transport:

From Rotterdam Central Station, take the train and get off at Station Schiedam Centrum. Then, take the metro line B in the direction of Hoek van Holland Haven, get off at Station Vlaardingen Centrum, which is 5 minutes walking distance from our studio.

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Free parking is available on several streets close to our studio, such as part of Landstraat en Vetteoordskade, click here to see a detailed map. You can also park for 2 hours for free on Westhavenkade with a parking disc.

Sunday parking is free.
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