First course in our NEW STUDIO. 

Places will be strictly limited and social distancing measures observed. The new studio is much larger than our previous space, and thus much better able to facilitate a COVID-SECURE environment.

The summer school is a 1  week intensive programme. It is open to students who are new to Islamic Patterns, as well as those with some previous experience. The course is an intensive version of our weekly introductory course and assumes no previous knowledge of Islamic Patterns.

Over the the week we will cover all aspects of Islamic pattern making, including geometric drawing, biomorphic design/Arabesque andwill culminate a traditional craft element.

Summer School

This introductory module will introduce 6-fold and 12-fold and 8-fold geometric patterns from across the Islamic world, together with elementary biomorphic patterns, with a focus upon the Rumi motif. There will be two brief contextual slide lectures.


The second part will cover 4 and 8-fold geometric patterns from across the Islamic world . The module culminates with a practical craft element. The craft focus in will be 3-dimensional carving.

Students will have the opportunity to produce in plaster, using traditional tools and methods.

8 weekly

Course Details

Summer School: 17th – 21st August 2020
5 day intensive course:Mon -Fri, 10.30am – 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 for 1 week:£320 (including materials)
Deposit/Balance £160:
Terms & Conditions:If enrolling for the full 3 week programme, we require a 50% deposit of £400 to reserve a place. The balance of £400 is payable on the first day of the course. If enrolling for just one week, we require a deposit of £160. Two weeks will be a £280 deposit. Deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another course, or replaced with a ‘course voucher’ if 6 weeks notice of cancellation given.
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