Spring Intensive

The spring intensive is open to students who are new to Islamic Patterns, as well as those with some previous experience.

Introductory
10.30am- 4.30pm, Monday – Friday, 30 March -3rd April 2020

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This is an intensive version of our weekly introductory course and will offer students a practical grounding in the principles of Islamic Pattern. Using the traditional tools of compass and straight edge we will over the course of  the week re-create a series of beautiful patterns from across the Islamic world. By working with designs of progressive complexity students develop a solid grounding in the language of symmetry in Islamic Art.

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 they can consolidate and develop their work beyond the sessions.

The course culminates with a traditional Moroccan plaster carving class in which each student create a final piece.

The patterns will be then carving in plaster using the pierced method.

Students are advised to purchase a good quality compass (approx £20) in advance of the course. All other specialist materials are provided and included in the course fee.

Group Size: We normally limit group sizes to 14 students. This ensures maximum attention for each individual student.

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Course Details

Spring Intensive:30th March - 3rd April 2020
5 day: intensive course:Mon -Fri, 10.30am- 4.30pm
Location:Studio DG, Bow Arts Lane, 181 Bow Road, 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 for 1 week:£320 (including materials)
Deposit/Balance £160:
Terms & Conditions:If enrolling for the full 2 week programme, we require a 50% deposit of £300 to reserve a place. The balance of £300 is payable on the first day of the course. If enrolling for just one week, we require a deposit of £160. Deposit refundable if 5 weeks' notice of cancellation given.
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