This ONLINE course prepared by Adam Williamson

Learn how to compose classical layouts for biomorphic, arabesque, tezhib boarders.

This class will combine both freehand and geometric elements. We will explore glide patterns and mitres. There will be an overview of the terminology associated within decorative forms and explore the various motifs and compositional devices used to build classical biomorphic boarders at different scales.

Biomorphic Borders

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REQUIRED equipment & materials

  • A compass (recommended compass is the Rotring Master Bow)
  • A ruler
  • Cartridge paper – A3 size ideally heavy weight (120gsm plus)
  • Range of Pencils (6B-4H)
  • Tracing paper
  • Zero Eraser or equivalent
  • Drop Bow Compass
  • Optional – Coloured pencils.
  • Optional – Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)

Course Details

Mamluk Medallion
Suggested donations of £5, £15 or £30 to enable us to continue these classes
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