Illumination Manuscript Painting with Sughra Hussainy

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Sanctuary Studio Fellow, Sughra Hussainy, will be teaching a series of three workshops focusing on Afghan Illumination Manuscript painting. During this workshop Sughra will guide students through the process of creating geometric and natural/floral designs. Students will then learn ways to add to these designs using Illumination techniques to create stunning ornamentation for calligraphy, manuscripts, and more. This course is recommended for adults and teens who have an intermediate amount of painting experience. This workshop will be held over three consecutive Sundays, January 17th, 24th and 31st 2021 from 3:00PM-6:00PM.

To learn more about Sughra and her work, click here.

Materials will not be provided for this workshop, view the list below to see the recommended materials for this workshop.

Canson paper

Sakura poster color set of paints


Mechanic pencil and eraser

Paint palette

Micron or black fine tip pen

Tracing paper

Grid paper

Winsor & Newton Gold-Metallic Bronze Paint


If you have any questions regarding this workshop please contact the Exhibition Programming Coordinator, Megan Koeppel at


This online workshop will be hosted through the Zoom platform. Students will need to have a webcam and the ability to download zoom on their computer, phone, or tablet. After you register for the class, you will be sent an e-mail with the Zoom URL to log into the class the day before the workshop begins. Please provide a correct and viable e-mail address when registering as this is how you receive your link.


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