This is a practical introduction to the principles of Islamic Pattern. Using the traditional tools of compass and straight edge we will each week re-create a beautiful pattern from a different part of the Islamic world. By working with designs of progressive complexity students develop a solid grounding in the language of symmetry in Islamic Art. As the course progresses, students are also introduced to the principles of free-hand biomorphic design (also known as Islimi/Arabesque) and learn to integrate these more fluid designs with geometric pattern. The practical work is supplemented by contextual slide lectures and each student receives a comprehensive series of handouts detailing the steps undertaken to re-create each pattern. This is so that students can practise and develop their work at home between and beyond the sessions. The course culminates with each student creating a final piece in plaster using traditional Moroccan tools and techniques. Group Size: We normally limit group sizes to 16 students. This ensures maximum attention for each individual student. Materials: Students are advised to purchase a good quality compass (approx £20) in advance of the course. All other specialist materials, which may include natural stone, ceramics, real gold leaf, plaster, wood veneers, kiln firings are provided and included in the £320 course fee.
|Next Presentation:||27th July - 12th October 2019|
|10 week course:||Saturday, 10:30am - 1pm|
|NOTE: There will be NO sessions on:-||14th Sept & 5th October|
|Location:||Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Rd, London E3 2SJ|
|Public transport:||Bow Road Underground (District + Hammersmith & City line) is a 6 minute walk from the studio, Bow Church DLR is 3 min walk.|
|Course fee:||£320 (including specialist materials)|
|Booking:||We require a 50% deposit of £160 to reserve a place. The balance of £160 is payable on the first day of the course. Deposit refundable if 5 weeks notice of cancellation given.|