Ps. you can book your place directly through my website and skip the service charge by Eventbrite: https://www.islamicillumination.com/retreats/illumination-archery
Join me this summer for an arty and active weekend in the beautiful English countryside in collaboration with Sportsie Sanctum Retreats. It’s a weekend getaway in nature to learn more about the art of Islamic illumination. You will get two art sessions: one about designing an islamic design inspired by nature and painting it with gouache gold and the other is about painting flowers traditionally. You will also get an archery session!
Date: from Friday evening on 14th June 2019 to Sunday 16th June 2019
The price includes:
* Two illumination workshops ( 4-hour workshop Saturday & 2-hour workshop Sunday)
* Archery sports session
* Countryside treks
* Camping accommodation
* Campfires & games
* All daily meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) – Halal options available
There are two options available:
** Friday- Sunday Stay: three days two nights £275 **
** Friday- Monday Stay: three days, three night £295 **
Check-in starts from Friday 3pm and dinner will be at 6pm, but you are welcome to arrive up until 8pm. All the fun start Saturday morning from 9:30am and you will have breakfast surrounded by nature followed by a nice countryside trek to inspire you for a four-hour islamic illumination session, where you will be constructing a simple pattern step by step and painting it following the traditional order of illumination/tezhip. You will end the day with dinner and campfire. After sleeping within nature in your tent, you will wake up to a healthy breakfast and a 2-hour islamic illumination sessions, where you will be painting stylised flowers. That will be followed with archery to awaken the rest of your senses. The people choosing the Friday-Sunday stay will be leaving on Sunday, but the ones choosing the Monday stay can relax afterwards with dinner another night of campfire and games.