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Tezhip Group 4

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Tezhip Group 4

Time & Location

Jan 06, 2022, 8:00 PM UTC – Mar 24, 2022, 10:00 PM UTC


Course Details


Date Range: January 6 - March 24, 2022

Times: 8 PM UTC | 2  PM CST | Course Format: Online


Students who complete the Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced Techniques classes, as well as all of the assigned projects, are welcome to join the Masterclass and formally enter the Apprenticeship Program. Apprenticeship is defined as "the method or process of gaining knowledge of a trade, art, or profession from the instruction of a master”.  In this case, Tezhip is the trade, art, profession, and devotional act, and the master is Fatma Hoca. The students in each group travel together on this path, supporting and learning from one another, creating community and camaraderie, moving from semester to semester to master the skills according to their Hoca's instruction. Apprenticeships will continue until “permission to teach” in the form of a certificate is given by the master to the apprentice.

Şah Kulu is the most well-known muzehhip (master tezhip artist) in Ottoman history, and we honor his contributions to the art by naming our apprenticeship program after him. As a practitioner during the reign of Sultan Süleyman, he benefited from generous royal patronage, which helped tezhip and many other arts reach their peak. He was a master of many skills and developed new styles and techniques in tezhip, ceramics, and bookbinding. One of the decorative styles that characterized the court arts which he and his student Kara Memi developed is called Saz, an ancient Turkish word used to define an enchanted forest.

Classes will be conducted online using Zoom, and Whatsapp will be used for communication, sharing information, and homework.

Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel by December 18, 2021, to receive a full refund.