Taught by Richard Henry, this NEW SERIES will focus upon a series of  geometric Patterns from Cairo.

REGISTRATION: Standard Fee £120 / Concessions £80

With its stunning mosques, madrassas, mausoleums dating back to the Fatimid era, Cairo enjoys one of richest concentrations of classical Islamic architecture anywhere in the world. In this 6 week LIVE online course, we will recreate a range of architectural patterns from the medieval city,  studying examples from varied media, including wooden screens, marquetry panels, cut stone mosaics and relief carving. The class will be suitable for beginners, as well as those seeking to refresh their skills. Taught by Richard Henry, who is a regular visitor to the city, all patterns covered will be new designs not previously taught online before by Richard. All classes will be recorded and available for download after the live presentation.

Note: There will be a bonus ‘course review’ session on November 6th, a one hour open forum during which participants can share their completed work, offer feedback and reflect back upon the course.

This is a beginnersintermediate level course. We will start with some of the simpler designs and then move onto more complex patterns. Scroll through header images to see examples of patterns typical of those that will feature in the new course.


Standard Fee £120 (6 classes + Review session):  PAY NOW

Concessions £80 (6 classes + Review session):    PAY NOW

Note: The concessionary fee is for full time students or those in low paid non-professional work.

You will receive payment confirmation and within 24 hours before the start of the workshop, a link with joining instructions for the zoom workshop will be sent my email.

Each session will be 2.5 hours long (although occasionally we will overrun slightly). All registrants will receive weekly invites to upcoming LIVE sessions, as well as life-time access to all video recordings of all previously presented sessions. A workshop video and additional supporting material (including PDF ebooklets with staged drawings and instructions) will be available to download to ALL registrants after each session, whether they are able to attend the ‘live’ session or not. 

Late Registration and Cut-Off: Anyone registering any later than 1:00 pm GMT on the day of the workshop, may be too late to receive the access codes in time to access the afternoon workshop. However everyone who registers will receive a link the recording and other supporting materials within 24 hours of the end of the workshop.

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
  • Cartridge paper – A2 size ideally heavy weight (120gsm plus)
  • Range of Pencils (6B-4H)
  • Tracing paper
  • Masking Tape
  • Zero Eraser or equivalent
  • Optional – Coloured pencils.
  • Optional – Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)

Course Details

On-line:Patterns from Cairo
Dates:11th Sept - 23rd October 2021
NO SESSION:2nd October
Course Review:6th November 2021
Saturdays:3:00 - 5:30pm (BST/GMT+1)
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Note:The concessionary fee is available for full-time students, or those in low paid non-professional work.
Terms & Conditions:Fee is non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation of the course by the host.