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December 31, 2020

Learn to Draw with Islamic Themes Workshop (Nov – Dec 2020) – Completed!

We recently completed the very first session of the Learn to Draw with Islamic Themes Illustration course, Alhamdulillah! A total of 12 amazing participants completed the course!

This was the promotional banner for the course…

Learn to Draw with Islamic Themes (Nov and Dec 2020) - Course Flyer

Learn to Draw with Islamic Themes (Nov and Dec 2020) for 9 – 13 year-olds – Course Flyer

Surah Al Fil Illustrations – Final Projects

For their final project, each participant had to utilize the skills they had learned during the course in order to illustrate a scene from Surah Al Fil. In order to prepare them for this task, we briefly discussed the tafseer of Surah Al Fil during class, specifically the story of how Abraha and his army were destroyed by Allah for trying to demolish the Ka’abah.

Below are their some of the final project submissions from the participants (in order of age):

Noor Rehman, 6 Years

Noor was the youngest participant in the class… She did a beautiful job showing the birds pelting the invading army with rocks in order to defend the Ka’bah.

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Noor Rehman, Age 6 yrs.

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Noor Rehman, Age 6 yrs.

Inaya Rahim Zulfiqar, 9 Years

Loved the soldiers holding the short swords!  Notice the elephant and horse refusing to move forward despite being poked and prodded by the soldiers.

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Inaya Rahim Zulfiqar, Age 9 yrs.

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Inaya Rahim Zulfiqar, Age 9 yrs.

Sumaya Blevins, 9 Years

Notice how much attention Sumaya has paid towards the shading, even between the hills… Wonderful work Masha Allah!

Surah al Fil Illustration by Sumaya Blevin, 9 yrs

Surah al Fil Illustration by Sumaya Blevin, Age 9 yrs

Ilyas Henshaw, Age 9 years

Ilyas did a great job with his illustration Masha Allah. Notice the evil smiles on the soldiers (Hehehe!)!

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Ilyas Henshaw, Age 9 years

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Ilyas Henshaw, Age 9 years

Ayn Rehman, Age 9 Years

Ayn did a terrific job with the elephants Masha Allah… She wasn’t able to attend all the classes, but still made the effort to watch the missed classes and kept up.

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Ayn Rehman, Age 9 Yrs

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Ayn Rehman, Age 9 Yrs

Wardah Kazmi, Age 10 Years

Wardah always likes to add some quirky little features to her illustrations which make you smile… I love the way the soldier is getting hit on his head with the rock. Lovely horse!

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Wardah Kazmi, Age 10

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Wardah Kazmi, Age 10

Safa Yousuf, Age 11 Years

Safa did an awesome job with the elephants and the shading. The colors are also beautiful, Masha Allah!

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Safa Yousuf, Age 11 Years

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Safa Yousuf, Age 11 Years

Sumayya Henshaw, Age 12 Years

Last but not least, we have this breathtaking illustration from Sumayya. Really loved the colors and the expressions. She did a great job with the elephant too!

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Sumayya Henshaw, Age 12 Years

Surah Al Fil Illustration by Sumayya Henshaw, Age 12 Years

Main Topics Covered During Course….

The main topics we covered during the workshop included:

  • Drawing human faces & facial expressions
  • Drawing the human body
  • Shading & coloring
  • Perspective (near and far)
  • Drawing animals – elephants, horses, cows & cats!
  • Final Project – Illustrating a scene from Surah Al Fil!

Course Certificates

Each of the course participants received a certificate of completion like the one below…

Learn to Draw with Islamic Themes Certificate

Learn to Draw with Islamic Themes – Sample Completion Certificate

Interested in the Course? Contact Us!

Are you interested in taking the course?  Or signing up your kids for this wonderful workshop?  Contact us at [email protected]!

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