Sughra Hussainy Geometric Painting Workshop

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Sughra Hussainy specializes in traditional Afghan styles of art: miniature paintings traditionally made to illustrate texts like poetry, prose, or scientific writing; illumination which uses geometric and floral designs painted in color and gold; and calligraphy using Arabic and Persian text written in black or gold ink. Sughra has recently finished an exhibition and a series of workshops at the Smithsonian Freer Sackler Galleries in DC.
To learn more about Sughra and her work, visit her website

Sign Up to register for a session of three, two hour virtual workshops with Sughra, where she will educate the class on Afghan styles of geometric painting and learn how to create your own patterned painting! These three sessions will take place on the afternoon of August 30th, September 6th and September 13th. This workshop series costs $100 to register.

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


Recommended materials list:

Graph paper – a few sheets

Tracing paper – a few sheets

Sakura Paint set – 12 or 6 colors

Canson Paper



Mechanical Pencil

Micron, or fine tip black pen


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