New Course

Enjoy Sunday afternoons at the Aga Khan Museum with artist and educator Unaiza Karim. Study the floral forms decorating manuscripts in the Museum’s Permanent Collection, and learn a range of free-hand and guided drawing and painting techniques to create fluid designs and motifs!

Sundays, 12–3 pm
Aga Khan Museum

$350, $315 members, $280 students and seniors

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31st May 2014
South Asian Heritage weekend at the Royal Ontario Museum ‘Rung’

Unaiza will be demonstrating the art of illumination at the show and offering visitors a chance to try their hand at using  traditional painting tools and techniques that have been used to beautify manuscripts from the Islamic World for centuries.

Selected Workshops

As well as teaching in Museums and educational establishments, I also offer private workshops for groups of children and adults.

  • The Illuminated Manuscript: Art Dept, Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, Toronto
  • Poetry, Picnics and Persian Pastimes: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Artist led Jameel Gallery Tour: V and A Museum, London
  • Illuminating Mary: Love and Etiquette Foundation, Lancashire
  • Ottoman Tile painting: Greenbelt festival, Cheltenham
  • Illumination principles and practice:Simply Islam, Singapore
  • Manuscript Illumination: Tricycle Theatre, London
  • Illumination, an introduction: Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
  • Traditional Arts Orientation Course: Princes’ School of Traditional Art, London
  • Iznik Inspired banners: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Illumination in the Islamic Tradition: Shakespeares’ Globe Theatre, London
  • Art of the Book in Islam: British Museum, London UK
  • Christian and Islamic Illumination:  Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery UK

Selected Presentations 

  • British Muslim Artist: Foreign and Commonweath Office Tour of India
  • Islamic Art and Practice in the community: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Representing the Princes’ School of Traditional Art:  Kingdom of Brunei


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