Artwork: Rayhana Haque from @artofislamicpattern Masterclass

NOTE: This work shop was presented LIVE on 18th July 2020. A video recording, together with slides, handouts and supporting material is available by registering on the right-hand panel. You will receive access to the material within 24 hours of registration.  

Taught by Richard Henry, this ‘post-beginner’/intermediate workshop is suitable for those with some experience of constructing patterns with compass and straight edge. It is open to beginners, but if you are new to this discipline it would be advisable to start with earlier workshops in this series.

Patterns based upon 5 and 10-fold symmetry are among the most beautiful and subtle found within Islamic art. This week we will be recreating a stunning 10-fold rosette which appears in many locations across Egypt, Anatolia and notably in the Gayer Anderson House in Cairo (image below). There will be a brief contextual slide lecture and each student will receive a video recording of the workshop, together with PDF handouts and a additional supporting material. Although this can be taken as a stand-alone workshop, we will build upon themes introduced in earlier workshops in the ‘Exploring 5-Fold Symmetry’ series which can be downloaded from our archive.  (Scroll through gallery in banner above to see historical examples of this weeks pattern, as well as related 10-fold designs and former students’ work ).

Individual class: £15. Full series of 15 classes: £70 – £90.

You will receive payment confirmation and within 48 hours before the start of the workshop, and receive a link with joining instructions for the zoom workshop.

REQUIRED equipment & materials

  • A compass (recommended compass is the Rotring Master Bow)
  • A ruler
  • Cartridge paper, 3 sheets – A3 size ideally heavy weight (150gsm plus)
  • Range of Pencils (6B-4H)
  • Tracing paper
  • Masking Tape
  • Zero Eraser or equivalent
  • Scissors
  • Optional – Coloured pencils.
  • Optional – Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)

Cut-stone mosaic from Gayer Anderson House, Cairo

Course Details

On-line GeometryExploring 5-fold Symmetry (4)
AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD
Standard Fee £15:
Full Series £90:
Concessions £70:
Note:The concessionary fee is available for full-time students, or those in low paid non-professional work.
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Payment queries:islamicpattern@gmail.com
Terms & Conditions:Fee is non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation of the course by the host.