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Babanakkash Period in Illumination

With Nagihan Seymour

Starting Date : 6 Aug 2023

Fees : HK$ 1,170 or US$ 150

Workshop Description

Babanakkas was the head Nakkas (Artist) of the Ottoman Palace at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Period in the 15th Century. Baba Nakkas has given this period his name with his new styles and techniques.

The fig leaves, different mushroom motifs and flowers like Lily were used by Baba Nakkas both in Tezhip and on ceramics such as bowls, jugs, and vases.

This workshops starts with a presentation explaining and showing history of the art in this period. Students will analyse Babanakkas motifs, learn how to draw and use them in the shamsa (sunburst) designs step by step. Students will also see some samples on ceramic designs as well. At the end of the workshop, students will have a portfolio of different designs and samples.In the second half of the workshop one of shamsa designs will be painted step by step and will practice motif paintings and suitable outlining techniques.


*No previous art experience required* . This workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced attendees.

Note to Students

  • This is a live online workshop via Zoom (please make sure you have a Zoom account to access the workshop)

  • All live sessions will be recorded and available for 60 days following the final class.

  • All recordings expires on Friday, 27 October, 2023 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion corner for Nagihan to critique.

  • Recommended supply list, handouts, zoom links and recordings are available on the workshop page three weeks (or as soon as practicable) before the first session. Click here for user guide on how to access your workshop page.

  • All workshop dates and times are according to the Hong Kong Standard Time.

Workshop Schedule

Lesson 1

Sunday, 6 August, 2023

18:00 pm - 20:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Sunday, 13 August, 2023

18:00 pm - 20:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 3

Sunday, 20 August, 2023

18:00 pm - 20:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 4

Sunday, 27 August, 2023

18:00 pm - 20:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Refund Policy

All sales are final and fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable.

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