Downloadable course packs by Adam Williamson
Includes guest appearances from Leila Dear and Yasmin Hayat
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.
The Marinid Roses
To celebrate the Valley of Roses festival which would be taking place in Dades Valley, Morocco around this time year, we will draw this famous 14th Century hexagonal masterpiece from the Attarine Medersa, Fez and and also the Sala de los Ajimeces, Alhambra Palace, in Spain. These mysterious honeycomb patterns combine root two and root three grids and star forms.
Kundekari Panel. Exploring Biomorph compositions within geometric shapes
Learn how to draw biomorphic compositions within the various geometric forms. We will design patterns that fit within a luza, pentagon, saft and various stars including the khatam. We will study wooden and brass plated panels and explore classic rosette compositions.