mamluk banner3Follow-on course for experienced students

In this new follow-on course students who already have some experience of constructing geometric and arabesque patterns now can build upon these skills by focusing upon patterns associated with the Mamluks in Egypt.

This course will explore the interweaving of geometry and Nubati (Arabesque/biomorph) designs created during this prolific period. It will bring to life ancient patterns from majestic Qur’ans, such as those of Sultan Baybars and Sultan Uljaytu. There will also be a strong architectural focus with an emphasis upon the door patterns and screens from Medieval Cairo and studies of surface ornament within the mosques of Ibn Tulun and Sultan Hassan.

The course culminates with an illumination project, students will grind shell gold and learn traditional tezhip painting skills.

Below: artworks made on previous courses



Maaida illumination

Course Details

10 week course:Saturdays, 2 – 4.30pm
Dates:2nd Feb - 4th May2019
Note: NO Sessions:March 16th, March 30th, April 13th & 20th
Location:Studio DG1, Bow Arts Lane, Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Rd, London E3 2SJ
Course fee:£320 (including 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.
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