Classic ‘Mafrooka’ design from Alhambra, Granada, studied within Module 2.

Module 2

Exploring 4 and 8-fold symmetry. Starting from the simplest designs the module builds in complexity, focusing upon the ‘zillij’ language of geometric designs, most closely associated historically with the Maghreb. The module comprises 5 classes with approximately 13 hours of class videos, together with supporting PDF e-booklets, detailing the stages of the patterns created, alongside images of the patterns within their historical context. Scroll through header images above to see examples of the patterns covered, as well as former students’ work.

Moroccan 16-8 Rosette (artwork Jeea Mirza), a design studied towards the end of Module 2.

Course Details

On-line GeometryDrawing Islamic Geometric Designs 8-Fold Symmetry.
Module 2:4 & 8-fold Symmetry
Full Series £120:
Concessions £90:
Module 2 £70:
Concessions £45:
Note:The concessionary fee is available for full-time students, or those in low paid non-professional work.
Payment Option
Terms & Conditions:Fee is non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation of the course by the host.