On-line Introductory Workshop exploring 6 and 12-fold Symmetry.

NOTE: This work shop was presented LIVE on 2nd May. 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 introductory workshop is suitable for beginners, or those seeking to refresh their skills.

This is the first of an ON-LINE series of workshops exploring 6 and 12-fold symmetry. Patterns from this family arguably the most universal found across the Islamic world and offer the perfect introduction to Islamic geometric art. Using the traditional tools of compass and straight edge we will recreate a classical design based upon this symmetry. There will be a brief contextual slide lecture referencing the underlying symbolism of this family of patterns and illustrating their historical occurences. Each participant will receive a PDF handout detailing the steps undertaken to re-create the design covered in class, so that students can re-create the design at home later. The course content will complement, but differ from our other ON-LINE courses. (Scroll through gallery in banner above to see images of historical 6-fold designs and former students’ work ).

On-line Registration Fee: £10 – £15

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

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 – A3 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)

Former student Jeea Mirza’s painting from our recent exhibition.

Course Details

On-line GeometryExploring 6/12-Fold Symmetry.
Date:2nd May 2020
Saturday:3:00pm - 5.00pm BST (GMT + 1)
Standard Fee £15:
Concessions £10:
Note:The concessionary fee is available for full-time students, or those in low paid non-professional work.
Payment Option
Payment queries:islamicpattern@gmail.com
Terms & Conditions:Fee is non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation of the course by the host.