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Wasat_logo_RGBArt of Islamic Pattern & Wasat  are happy to confirm a 3-day series of workshop in Seattle between 4th – 6th September 2018

This is a rare opportunity to take one or more stand alone classes with visiting tutors from the UK: Richard Henry and Adam Williamson

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

Classes are organized in partnership with Wasat and most class will take part at Hillman City Collaboratory, 2 class will be held at neighbouring venues.

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:
Sign up for the full programme.

To be a sponsor or Apply for a scholarship please scroll to the bottom of the page for more info.

 All course materials and equipment will be provided.

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Tuesday 4th September 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, Tuesday 4th September 2018
Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118

 

 

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, Tuesday 4th September 2018.
Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118

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, Tuesday 4th September 2018.
Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118

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Wednesday 5th September 2018

 

IMG_3404Arabesque Moorish Patterns

Experience constructing compass and freehand arabesque patterns and gain a deeper understanding of the principles underlying a range of designs found within the such as the Morocco and Andalucia.

Course Fee: $55 
Adult Workshop, open to all abilities.
10am – 12:30pm, Wednesday 5th September 2018
Columbia branch of the Seattle Public Library
4721 Rainier Avenue S

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, Wednesday 5th September 2018
Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118

Arabesque Persian Patterns

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This 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.

Course Fee: $55 
Adult Workshop, open to all abilities.
6:30 – 9pm, Wednesday 5th September 2018
Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118

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Thursday 6th September 2018

 

DSC_0839Geometric 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, Thursday 6th September 2018
Rainier Beach branch of SPL, 9125 Rainier Avenue S



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, Thursday 6th September 2018
Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118

 

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Paper 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. 

Children/Adult Workshop, open to all abilities.
Course Fee: $55 
5 – 7pm, Thursday 6th September 2018
Hillman City Collaboratory
5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118

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Scholarships are available to full-time students, unemployed, or those in part-time non-professional.
Apply for a scholarship
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Sponsor a student
Make this opportunity available for others in the Seattle area by sponsoring a participant. Sponsor options include:
To sponsor students at any of these levels, click any of the active link above. Scholarship recipients, unless specified by the sponsor, will be determined by the instructors in consultation with Wasat, our local partner. If you know the name of the beneficiary please list it when paying for the sponsorship.
Thank you for helping to bring the Art of Islamic Pattern to your community!

Course Details

9 separate 2.5 hour classes4th - 6th September 2018
Location:Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118
2 classes take place at nearby locations please check the address underneath the course description
Course fee:$55 per session (including materials & Equipment)
Booking:We require the course fee to be paid in order to register a place
Reserve a Place:
Full programme, 9 classes. Inc discount
Geometry, 10am - 12:30pm Tuesday 4th Sept
Arabesque 2 - 4:30pm Tuesday 4th Sept
Pattern in 3D, 6:30 - 9pm, Tuesday 4th Sept
Arabesque Moorish 10am - 12:30pm, Wednesday 5th Sept
Geometric Persian 2 - 4:30pm, Wednesday 5th September 2018
Arabesque Persian 6:30 - 9pm, Wednesday 5th Sept
Geometric Moorish, 10am - 12:30pm, Thursday 6th September 2018
Geometric Mamluk, 2 - 4:30pm, Thursday 6th September 2018
Paper folding pattern 5 - 7pm, Thursday 6th Sept 2018
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