Geometric & Arabesque Pattern workshops

New York, USA July 2020

CLASSES DIFFER FROM THE PREVIOUS PRESENTATION IN JULY 2019

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

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

Those signing up for multiple sessions will receive a discount.
Register for the full programme of courses

DAY 1
July 2020

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
July 2020

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
July 2020


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 classesJuly 2020 Dates TBC
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 July 2020
Islamic Pattern in 3D 1.00 – 3:30pm July 2020
Introducing Islamic Geometric Pattern 6 - 8pm July 2020
Geometric Persian Patterns 9.30am – 12pm July 2020
Arabesque Persian Patterns 1.00 – 3:30pm July 2020
Arabesque Mamluk Patterns 6 - 8pm July 2020
Arabesque Persian Patterns 2 9.30am – 12pm Wednesday July 2020
Geometric Moorish Patterns 1.00 – 3:30pm July 2020
Geometric Mamluk Patterns 6 - 8pm Wednesday July 2020
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