Introduction to Tezhip with Fatma Hoca

  • Started Sep 8
  • 160 US dollars
  • Online-Zoom

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MEETING INFO: Date Range: September 8 - December 15, 2021 Times: 10 PM UTC | 5 PM CDT | Course Format: Online ABOUT THE COURSE Tezhip is the Turkish word meaning “ornamenting with gold” and represents the Ottoman tradition of beautifying calligraphy. Renowned professor of Tezhip, Dr. Çiçek Derman, once said, “If the aim of the Hattat (calligrapher) is to write the Holy Qur’an in his best handwriting, the Tezhip artist aims to illuminate it to express what is in their heart.” In the Introduction to Tezhip class, students will be exploring the basic techniques and materials used by Fatma Ulusoy. Fatma Ulusoy Hoca has been studying Tezhip with Tezhip master Ayşe Gülcan Özbalak since 2015. Her work has adorned the compositions of several master calligraphers, and she has participated in multiple tezhip exhibitions. INTRODUCTION TO TEZHIP General Curriculum: Week 1: Border patterns Week 2: Circular border patterns Week 3: Staining and preparing paper Week 4: Munhani motifs – drawing and transferring Week 5: Painting munhani Week 6: Leaf motifs and brushstrokes Week 7: Hatai motifs and brushstrokes Week 8: Sazyolu motifs Week 9: Transferring motifs and halkar painting technique Week 10: Creating a halkar work Week 11: Preparing gold Week 12: Classic tezhip design Week 13: Shamsa motifs Week 14: Gold shading and contouring The motifs and skills will be introduced and practiced once; mastery will come later when one joins the Şah Kulu Tezhip Apprenticeship Program. All projects in the Introduction to Tezhip class must be completed before permission to join the Apprenticeship Program. ŞAHKULU TEZHIP APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: 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 saz, an ancient Turkish word used to define an enchanted forest. 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 Fa

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