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Tezhip Group 4

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Registration Starts June 1
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Tezhip Group 4

Time & Location

Sep 08, 2022, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM UTC


Course Details


Subject: Islamic Illumination

Course Format: Online


September 8, 2022 - December 15, 2022

[Winter Break]

January 12, 2023 - March 16, 2023

Time: 8 PM UTC

Instructor: Fatma Ulusoy Sirajuddin Hoca

Scholarship Application Form [click to access]


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, and 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.

Tezhip Certification Achievement Levels

Level 1: Intermediate Level Certification

Completion of introductory coursework and Sahkulu Apprenticeship Program with Fatma Sirajuddin Hoca. The final class is Primary Source Analysis, in which students will reproduce the fundamental Tezhip artwork of pioneering Masters. Students must complete all coursework with approval from Fatma Hoca.

Level 2: Advanced Level Certification

Completion of 1-2 years of masters-level coursework with Ayse Gulcen Ozbalak Hoca. Students must complete all coursework with approval from Ayse Hoca.

Level 3: Master Level Certification

Completion of Hilya Tezhip project. This will be designed and completed under the guidance of a Master Tezhip artist.

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 July 15. 2022, to receive a full refund.