Islamic art- wood
Throughout its history, human beings have been indebted to wood, a material that has played an undeniable role in the development of human societies and is of special importance in the evolution of civilization. The use of wood in various aspects of human life and its vital role in the continuity and evolution of human beings is evident in the Museum of Natural Sciences in London and the Altona Museum in Hamburg, Germany, a place which has been associated with the woodworking industry for thousands of years.
Art and woodcraft in Iran in the Islamic period mainly include doors, pulpits, sashes, tombstones, and similar works that show the skills and abilities of Iranian artists and craftsmen in carpentry, woodcarving, inlay, etc.
Wood has an important place in the art, handicrafts, and architecture of contemporary society because it can be used as an independent material or in combination with other materials such as glass, metal, or ceramics.
Therefore, the university, as the place where the most specialized topics and trainings are discussed, helps the student to design, create and produce original, high-quality works that are derived from the Iranian-Islamic identity, elevating the position of this art in contemporary society. The purpose of offering wood arts and crafts as a master’s course, and especially as undergraduate courses, is to train specialized people who, while being aware of the theoretical and practical foundations of industrial arts, provide the means to strengthen and consolidate it.
Acquiring specialized knowledge and skills in the field of wood arts is a priority. Students are introduced to the raw materials, tools, and manufacturing technology, as well as basic training in various areas. Utilizing visual knowledge and recognizing the characteristics of different wood arts, they will create works appropriate to the present day and in continuation of the brilliant works of the Islamic era. Tabriz University of Islamic Arts has played a significant role in this regard by offering both undergraduate and graduate courses in this field, beginning with a master’s degree in 2007 and adding an undergraduate degree in 2012.
In the four-year undergraduate course, students acquire specialized technical skills in carpentry, woodcarving, and mosaic work, as well as undertaking research, idea generation, design, and presentation of their work.
In the two-year master's degree program, in addition to taking specialized workshop courses, students work more professionally in researching the field of art and wood industries.
The woodworking courses that the Faculty of Industrial Arts holds include:
• Wood Carving
• Mosaic wood carving
• Inlaid lattice work
• making and sculpture