Geometric & Arabesque Pattern workshops

3-day series of workshops in New York, USA July 2019

This 3-day program will include 9 distinct by complementary sessions. Participants are welcome to take one or all the sessions.

In these unique skills based classes students use traditional methods to explore a range of classic Islamic designs from around the world and learn how to integrate freehand biomorphic motifs (Islimi/Arabesque) with geometric pattern.

Those signing up for multiple sessions will receive a discount.

Classes will take place in the heart of lower Manhattan on Washington Square Pk at The Islamic Center at NYU

There is a $95 discount when signing up for the complete course (all 9 classes), the total cost will be $400:
Register for the full programme of courses

DAY 1
Monday 8th July 2019

Arabesque Pattern
9.30am – 12pm    $55

Introduction to the fluid, versatile freehand biomorphic aspects of Islamic Pattern.

 

Islamic Pattern in 3D
1.00 – 3:30pm      $55

Fold complex geometric Islamic patterns with ease and then use these as a basis to build an artwork reminiscent of the famous domed muqarnas doomed ceilings.

 

Introducing Islamic Geometric Patterns
6 – 8pm    $55

Using the traditional tools of compass and straight edge we will a create a traditional geometric design and explore principles of tessellation.

 

DAY 2
Tuesday 9th July 2019

Geometric Persian Patterns
9.30am – 12pm    $55

This session will focus on building patterns from medieval Persia and 5&10-fold symmetry. 

 

2 copyArabesque Persian Patterns
1.00 – 3:30pm   $55

Create a beautiful 6 fold ‘Rumi Islimi pattern’ from Kerman (pictured right) & learn about the ‘Rumi’ family of biomorphic motifs.

 


Arabesque Mamluk Patterns
6 – 8pm   $55

Learn beautiful biomorphic motifs from Egypt & Syria and draw this stunning 12 fold frontispiece of the Sultan Uljaytu Quran (pictured right).

 

DAY 3
Wednesday 10th July 2019


Arabesque Persian Patterns 2
9.30am – 12pm  $55

We will draw this famous ceramic radial pattern from The Jāmeh Mosque of Yazd.

 

Moorish Geometric Patterns
1.00 – 3:30pm   $55

Experience constructing a classical Moorish design typical of those found in the Nasrid Palace of the Alhambra.

 

Geometric Mamluk Patterns
6 – 8pm   $55

Architectural focus upon the door patterns and screens from Medieval Cairo and studies of surface ornament within the mosques of Ibn Tulun and Sultan Hassan

 

 

 

Course Details

9 separate 2.5 hour long classes8th-10th July 2019
Location:238 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012
Course fee:$55 per session (including materials & Equipment)
Booking:We require the course fee to be paid in order to register a place. Payments refundable if 5 weeks' notice of cancellation given.
Reserve a Place:
Full programme, 9 classes. $400 Inc discount
Arabesque Pattern 9.30am – 12pm Monday 8th July 2019
Islamic Pattern in 3D 1.00 – 3:30pm Monday 8th July 2019
Introducing Islamic Geometric Pattern 6 - 8pm Monday 8th July 2019
Geometric Persian Patterns 9.30am – 12pm Tuesday 9th July 2019
Arabesque Persian Patterns 1.00 – 3:30pm Tuesday 9th July 2019
Arabesque Mamluk Patterns 6 - 8pm Tuesday 9th July 2019
Arabesque Persian Patterns 2 9.30am – 12pm Wednesday 10th July 2019
Geometric Moorish Patterns 1.00 – 3:30pm Wednesday 10th July 2019
Geometric Mamluk Patterns 6 - 8pm Wednesday 10th July 2019
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