These ONLINE presentations taught by LISA DELONG and hosted by Adam Williamson.

BEMWFW inlaid marble panel, main entrance, complex of Aslam al-Silahdar, Cairo, Egypt

Draw this exquisite 14th century marble medallion that adorns the southern façade of Cairo’s Aslam al-Silahdar Mosque. A geometric symphony of curved knotwork and floral flourishes welcomes all who visit this sacred site.

Over two classes we will explore this masterpiece of Mamluk design which unites circle and square, floral and geometric, structure and growth.

The mosque of Amir Baha’ al-Din Aslam alSilahdar was built by the amir in 1344-5. Baha al-Din Aslam was a Kipchak Mamluk who rose to the rank of silahdar (sword bearer) of Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad. As a victim of vicious slander he was imprisoned for six and a half years and was not reinstated until the end of al-Nasir’s reign.

Sign up for both part 1&2

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Aslam al-Silahdar medallion

Part 1: 
Draw the roundel’s complex 16-fold interlace design.

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Tuesday 27th July 2021
17:00- 20:00
Time zone in United Kingdom (GMT)  

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Aslam al-Silahdar medallion

Part 2:
Bridge square and circle with the addition of branching biomorphs. At the centre, complete the design with a geometric rosette.

Alternative Payment options

Tuesday 3rd August 2021
17:00- 20:00
Time zone in United Kingdom (GMT)  

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Please wait after making the donation to be redirected to the registration page. We will also send everyone an email before the class with material to familiarise yourself before the session along with the online passcode again which will give you access to the class on Saturday.

If your country doesn’t support PayPal or you have any issues please Email:

adamzoomclasses@gmail.com 

The course will require you to download the free app Zoom

REQUIRED equipment & materials

  • A compass (recommended compass is the Rotring Master Bow)
  • A ruler
  • Paper size A2
  • Range of Pencils (6B-4H)
  • Tracing paper
  • Zero Eraser or equivalent
  • Optional – Coloured pencils.
  • Optional – Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)

Course Details

Aslam al-Silahdar medallionTuesdays 27th July & Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Location:ONLINE
SIGN UP FOR PART 1 & 2, Tuesdays 27th July & Tuesday 3rd August 2021
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PART 1 - Tuesday 27th July 2021
PART 2 - Tuesday 3rd August 2021
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