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Art of Islamic Pattern
are happy to confirm a 3-day series of workshop in Los Angeles between 31st August – 2nd September 2018

This is a rare opportunity to take one or more stand alone classes.

This 3-day tour will include 9 separate 2.5 hour long classes. Participants are welcome to take one or all the sessions.

Classes will take part at Hot and Cool Cafe

Discover how patterns of profound beauty and subtle complexity can be created from the simplest of means and develop practical skills in the arts and crafts of the Islamic world. In these unique skills based classes students use traditional methods to explore a range of classic Islamic designs from around the world and learn how to integrate freehand biomorphic motifs (Islimi/Arabesque) with geometric pattern.

There is a $95 discount when signing up for all 9 classes, the total cost will be $400:
Register for the full programme of courses

 

31st August 2018

1Geometric Islamic Pattern

This is a general practical introduction to the principles of Islamic Pattern. Using the traditional tools of compass and straight edge we will re-create a beautiful geometric pattern. This session is open to both adults and children.

Course Fee: $55 
Children/Adult Workshop, open to all abilities.
10am – 12:30pm, Friday 31st August 2018 
4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

 

2Arabesque Islamic Pattern

This is a general practical introduction to the fluid, versatile freehand biomorphic aspects of Islamic Pattern. The class will culminate with a classical Mamluk glide pattern. This session is open to both adults and children. 

Course Fee: $55 
Children/Adult Workshop, open to all abilities.
2 – 4:30pm,  Friday 31st August 2018
4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

I5slamic Pattern in 3D

Using paper and other materials students will experience how Islamic patterns relate to architecture and create a beautiful 3D artwork reminiscent of the famous muqarnas ceilings.1 2 4 5

Course Fee: $55
Adult Workshop, open to all abilities.
6:30 – 9pm, Friday 31st August 2018
4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

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1st September 2018

 

DSC_0839Moorish Design: Colour and Tessellation

Learn how patterns are designed for traditional zellij. Zellij is mosaic tile made from individual geometric tiles and is used to decorate walls, ceilings, fountains, floors, pools and tables. Learn the underlying design principles behin these patterns, create templates, and work with colour and tessellation to explore a range of traditional designs.

Course Fee: $55 
Adult Workshop, open to all abilities.
10am – 12:30pm, Saturday 1st September 2018
4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

4Geometric Persian Patterns

This session will focus on building patterns from medieval Persia, where Islamic art reached an extraordinary peak of perfection. We will look in particular at the stunning 5&10-fold symmetry.

Course Fee: $55 
Adult Workshop, open to all abilities.
2 – 4:30pm,  Saturday 1st September 2018
4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

2 copyArabesque Persian PatternsThis session will focus on freehand motifs from medieval Persia. We will create a beautiful radial ‘Rumi Islimi pattern’ and learn about the traditional family of Persian biomorphic motifs.Adult Workshop, open to all abilities.Course Fee: $55 
6:30 – 9pm, Saturday 1st September 2018
4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

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Sunday 2nd September 2018

 


1Geometric Moorish Patterns

Experience constructing a classical geometric rosette from the Maghreb and gain a deeper understanding of the principles underlying a range of designs found within Nasrid Palaces of the Alhambra and the Marinid masterpieces such as the Bou Inania Madrasa.

Course Fee: $55 
Adult Workshop, open to all abilities.
10am – 12:30pm, Sunday 2nd September 2018
4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

9Geometric Mamluk Patterns
This class will have an architectural focus upon the door patterns and screens from Medieval Cairo and studies of surface ornament within the mosques of Ibn Tulun and Sultan Hassan.Adult Workshop, open to all abilities.
Course Fee: $55  
2 – 4:30pm,  Sunday 2nd September 2018
4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

 

 

9Paper folding Islamic Pattern

This is an introduction to the fabulous world of paper folded Islamic patterns. Learn how to fold polygons and classical rosette’s and how they can be collapsed into 3D shapes reminiscent of the famous muqarnas ceilings. This session is open to both adults and children. 

Course Fee: $55 
Children/Adult Workshop, open to all abilities.
6:30 – 9pm,  Sunday 2nd September 2018
4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

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Course Details

9 separate 2.5 hour classes31st August - 2th September 2018
Location:Hot and Cool Cafe. 4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
Saturday and Sunday evening classes will take place at a location nearby the venue, details will be emailed to participants
Course fee:$55 per session (including materials & Equipment)
Booking:We require the course fee to be paid in order to register a place. Payments refundable if 5 weeks' notice of cancellation given.
Reserve a Place:
Full programme, 9 classes. Inc discount
Geometry, 10am - 12:30pm, Friday 31st August 2018
Arabesque 2 - 4:30pm, Friday 31st August 2018
Islamic Pattern in 3D, 6:30 - 9pm, Friday 31st August 2018
Moorish Design: Colour and Tessellation, 10am - 12:30pm, Saturday 1st September 2018
Geometric Persian Patterns 2 - 4:30pm, Saturday 1st September 2018
Arabesque Persian Patterns 6:30 - 9pm, Saturday 1st September 2018
Geometric Moorish Patterns 10am - 12:30pm, Sunday 2nd September 2018
Geometric Mamluk Patterns, 2 - 4:30pm, Sunday 2nd September 2018
Paper folding Islamic Pattern 6:30 - 9pm, Sunday 2nd September 2018
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