16-8 Rosette, watercolour on paper, by Jeea Mirza

NOTE: This work shop was presented LIVE on 1st August 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 8-fold symmetry are found across the Islamic world and represent one of the three main families of symmetry in Islamic geometric art. This is the fifth and final class in an ON-LINE series of workshops exploring 8-fold symmetry. In this workshop we will recreate the classic Moroccan 16-Fold Rosette surrounded by 8-fold rosettes, framed within an octagon (images above and below). We will consider this design within the context of a wider family of Moroccan designs and demonstrate how to establish the critical proportioning of the individual shapes with 100% accuracy. Each participant will receive a video recording, and supporting material, including a PDF handout detailing the steps undertaken to re-create each pattern, so that students can re-create the design at home after the class. Although this can be taken as a stand-alone workshop, we will build upon themes introduced in earlier workshops in the Exploring 8-fold Symmetry Series, which can be downloaded from our archive. (Scroll through gallery in banner above to see images of historical 8-fold designs and former students’ work).

On-line Registration Fee: £10 – £15. Full Series: £45 – £70 of 5 workshops.

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.

Late Registration and Cut-Off: Anyone registering any later than 12:00 midday BST (GMT +1) on the day of the workshop, may be too late to receive the access codes in time to access the afternoon workshop. However everyone who registers will receive a link the recording and other supporting materials within 48 hours of the end of the workshop.

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, 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)
Zouaq door panel, Dar Seffarine, Fez, Morocco

Course Details

On-line GeometryExploring 8-Fold Symmetry (5)
Date:1st August 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.
PayPal:
Payment Option
Previously 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.