Follow-on course for experienced students


In this follow-on course students who already have some experience of constructing geometric and arabesque patterns now can build upon these skills by focusing upon patterns associated with the Mamluks in Egypt.

This course will explore the interweaving of geometry and Nubati (Arabesque/biomorph) designs created during this prolific period. It will bring to life ancient patterns from majestic Qur’ans, such as those of Sultan Baybars and Sultan Uljaytu.

There will also be a strong architectural focus with an emphasis upon the door patterns and screens from Medieval Cairo and studies of surface ornament within the mosques of Ibn Tulun and Sultan Hassan.

The course culminates with a marquetry class inspired by the famous wooden masterpieces of the Mamluks. Students will experience using chisel and mallet and a variety of exotic veneers to create a beautiful piece inspired by designs studied and developed during the course.

For those new to Islamic Patterns, the course can be combined with Weeks 1 & 2 of the Summer School Intensive courses, for which students will receive a discount.




Course Details

Mamluk Patterns14th - 18th August 2017
5 Day Intensive:Mon - Fri, 10.30am – 4:30pm
Location:Studio 31 Cell studios 80-84 Wallis road London E9 5LW
Course fee:£300 (including materials)
50% Deposit (or balance)
Booking:We require a 50% deposit of £150 to reserve a place. The balance of £150 is payable on the first day of the course. Deposit refundable if 5 weeks notice of cancellation given.
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