Ceramic tile mosaic from Jameh Mosque, Isfahan.

Taught by Richard Henry, this introductory/intermediate workshop is suitable for beginners, or those seeking to refresh their skills.NOTE: This work shop was presented LIVE on 27th June 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. 

Patterns based upon 5 and 10-fold symmetry are among the most beautiful and subtle found within Islamic art. This is the third of an ON-LINE series of workshops exploring 5-fold symmetry. There will be 5 ‘Exploring 5-Fold Symmetry’ sessions in total.

This week we will be recreating a stunning 10-fold rosette which appears in different locations from the Jameh Mosque in Isfahan (image above). 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 images of historical 10-fold designs and former students’ work ).

On-line Registration Fee: £10 – £15, £45 – £70 full series of 5 workshops.

The course will require you to download the free app Zoom 

NB: You will also be required to have your own Zoom account and be logged into Zoom in order to join the 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)

Ceramic decagram tile based upon design from Jameh Mosque, Isfahan (R. Henry 2001).

Course Details

On-line GeometryExploring 5-fold Symmetry (3)
Date:27th June 2020
Saturday:3:00pm - 5.30pm BST (GMT + 1)
Standard Fee £15:
Concessions £10:
Full Series £70:
Concessions £45:
Note:The concessionary fee is available for full-time students, or those in low paid non-professional work.
Payment Option
Previous enrolled?Earlier payments will be refunded when enrolling for the full series. Ask for further details.
Payment queries:islamicpattern@gmail.com
Terms & Conditions:Fee is non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation of the course by the host.