About Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif
Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif was born in Tehran in 1979 and is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been published worldwide. Amin will illustrate The Phoenix of Persia using his distinctive ‘sgraffito’ technique (from the Italian word sgraffire which means “to scratch”). His workshops with children will explore this technique which involves scratching through a layer of still-wet paint to reveal what’s underneath. He will also explore centuries of artistic representations of Ferdowsi’s epic Shahnameh, from exquisitely detailed Persian miniatures to contemporary illustrations.