Downloadable course packs by Adam Williamson
Includes guest appearances from Leila Dear, Paul Antonio, Soraya Syed, Yasmin Hayat and Adam Tetlow.
Each pack includes handouts, class video recording, slideshow and class conversation and additional supporting material.
Learn how to draw this glorious woven radial biomorphic (arabesque) Mamluk pattern. This class will combine both freehand and geometric elements. There will be an overview of the terminology associated with Mamluk decorative forms and explore the various motifs and compositional devices used to build classical biomorphic patterns.
Biomorphs of the Indomalayan Realm
Study patterns from the The Forbidden City in Beijing, China. From Kelantan, Malaysia and Jepara, Java. Many Islamic styles in the Middle East have been inspired by Chinese art forms and then returned to Southeast Asia in a confluence of styles resulting in sublime syncretic masterpieces.