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Exploring Islamic Geometric Patterns

Full Series


What will I receive?
40 hours of class videos, plus 15 PDF ebooklets with step-by-step instructions for every pattern covered.

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

Student work from class exploring 8-Fold Symmetry


Taught by Richard Henry, ‘Exploring Islamic Geometric Patterns’ is our most intensive on-line foundation course, specifically aimed at beginners and builds from the simplest to designs to the most complex. It will enable participants to develop a solid basis in understanding classical designs and accurately drawing them, as well as showing multiple examples within their historic context.

There are 15 classes in total, equivalent to a 15 week course, each class is a minimum of 2.5 hours, a total of approximately 40 hours of teaching material. The material is divided into three sections, covering each main family of symmetry within Islamic geometric art. Students will receive life-time access to the material to work through at their own individual pace. Scroll through header images above to see examples of patterns covered and former students’ work.

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)
Expanded 20-fold rosette design from the Museum of the Alhambra, studied in the final class of the section exploring 5-fold symmetry.

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