Qur’anic illumination specialist Unaiza Karim conducted a series of SeekersHub workshops in July 2015. They proved to be an absolutely hit with kids and parents alike.


The Toronto-based British artist specialises in the traditional Islamic art of manuscript illumination. You know the stunning and intricate decoration around the opening chapter of your Qur’an? That’s done by artists like Unaiza, who train under traditional masters in countries like Turkey and Iran to keep this ancient skill alive.

Listen to this compelling radio documentary on how she trained to become who she is.

Upcoming courses

On January 10th 2016, Unaiza will offering the first in a three part series of kids workshops on the theme of Paints and Patterns in Islamic Art.

The programme is aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 11 yrs. It will run on three consecutive Sundays from 1.30-3.30 pm.

If you are interested in registering your child for one, two or all three sessions please contact Unaiza through her page.

Unaiza is also running a course in the mornings for young people (age 12-18yrs). There are three remaining sessions. The first centres on the Arts of Andalucia, the second, on Ottoman Art and the third, on the Art of the Mamluks. Please contact Unaiza for details on how to reserve a place.

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