Course Details & Booking

On-line:
Patterns from Damascus


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What will I receive?
10 hours of Class Videos, plus 6 PDF ebooklets with step-by-step drawings, colour illustrations and contextual material.

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Islamicpattern@gmail.com

Terms & Conditions:
Fee is non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation of the course by the host.

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Depiction of Paradise on the elevation of the Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, completed 96AH/715AD

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

Damascus sits at the junction between east and west in the Islamic world and can be thought of as a gateway of transmission of designs from the east to the west. In this 4 week series we examine a representative selection of designs from the city, looking at such key sites as the Umayyad mosque and Azem palace and exploring a broad range of historical designs. The class will be suitable for beginners, as well as those seeking to refresh their skills. Taught by Richard Henry, and drawing upon his 2001 research trip to the city, all patterns taught will be new designs not previously taught online before by Richard. 

NOTE: There will be a LIVE bonus ‘course review’ session on August 14th, 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 course.

Each session is approximately 2.5 hours long.  A workshop video and additional supporting material (including PDF ebooklets with staged drawings and instructions) will be available to download to ALL registrants

FULL SERIES ARCHIVE REGISTRATION FEE – £60: PAY NOW

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)

Cut stone panel, Azem Palace, Damascus

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