3Follow-on course for experienced students

DSC_0869This is an opportunity for students to develop more advanced skills in constructing geometric and arabesque/islimi  patterns and is suitable for those who have already completed the introductory morning course, or have an equivalent level of experience.

The focus of the course will be upon patterns from medieval Iran/Persia, where Islamic art reached an extraordinary peak of perfection. We will look in particular at the stunning 10-fold rosette patterns, the use of the Golden Section in constructing these patterns and explore links between more recently discovered ‘Penrose’ tilings and medieval Persian ‘girih’ (knot) patterns. Students will learn to integrate these complex geometric designs with the family of Persian biomorphic motifs and explore more advanced compositions. A number of new patterns will be introduced, so former students are invited to return for this refreshed presentaiton.

The course culminates with a 3 week period of practical application using designs studied and developed during the course. Individual project work will focus on traditional painting techniques.



Course Details

Start date:19th October - 21st Dec 2019
10 week course:Saturdays, 2 – 4.30pm
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 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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