Wasat_logo_RGBArt of Islamic Pattern & Wasat  are happy to confirm a series of workshops in Seattle July 2019.

This is a rare opportunity to take one or more stand alone-classes and develop practical skills in the arts of the Islamic world.

This 8-day program will include 19 distinct but complementary 2.5 hour long sessions. Participants are welcome to take one or all the sessions. There is also a ‘flexi-pass’ for those wishing to register for any 9 sessions.

There is a $95 discount when signing up for a 9 class ‘flexi-pass’. Sessions can be selected on registration ($400):
Sign up for FLEXI-PASS (Any 9 sessions).

There is a $200 discount when signing up for 19 classes ($845):
Sign up for a full programme.

Open to all abilities
All course materials and equipment will be provided.

DAY 1
Friday 12 July 2019

Geometric Islamic Pattern
10am – 12:30pm   $55

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

Arabesque Pattern
2 – 4:30pm   $55

Practical introduction to the fluid, versatile freehand biomorphic aspects of Islamic Pattern. The class will culminate with a classical Mamluk glide pattern.


DAY 2
Saturday 13 July 2019

2 copyArabesque Persian Patterns
10am – 12:30pm  $55

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

Geometric Persian Patterns
2 – 4:30pm  $55

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

DAY 3
Monday 15 July 2019

Geometric Mamluk Patterns
10am – 12:30pm   $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

4

Complex Geometric Rosette
2 – 4:30pm $55

Test your geometry skills and draw an advanced multi petaled rosette.

Arabesque Persian Patterns – Yazd Rosette
6:30 – 9pm  $55

Freehand motifs from medieval Persia. We will draw this famous arabesque ceramic radial pattern from The Jāmeh Mosque of Yazd

DAY 4
Tuesday 16 July 2019

Mughal Geometric Patterns
10am – 12:30pm  $55

Using the traditional tools of compass and straight edge redraw a stunning marble pattern from Itimad ud Daulah’s tomb in Agra, India.

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Geometric patterns from The Alhambra Palace
2 – 4:30pm  $55

Draw a stunning geometric design from the 14th Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada.

Geometric Moorish Patterns
6:30 – 9pm  $55

Construct a classical geometric pattern from the Maghreb and gain a deeper understanding of the principles underlying a range of designs found within Nasrid Palaces and the Marinid masterpieces.

DAY 5
Wednesday 17 July 2019

Islamic Pattern in 3D
10am – 12:30pm     $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 ceilings, inc a special guest lecturer.

Arabesque Mamluk Patterns
2 – 4:30pm  $55

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

Arabesque patterns from The Alhambra Palace
6:30 – 9pm $55

Redraw this radiant pattern (right) from the Court of Lions in the Alhambra Palace.

DAY 6
Thursday 18 July 2019

5Paper folding Islamic Patterns
10am – 12:30pm     $55

Fold a stunning geometric rosette, inc a special guest lecturer.

Patterns from the Topkapi scrolls
2 – 4:30pm  $55

The 15th century Topkapı scroll is a Persian design manuscript that offers key insights into the geometric design genius of medieval period. We will recreate a multi-level design from this manuscript and consider its connection to a wider family of designs found throughout the Islamic world.

DAY 7
Friday 19 July 2019

IMG_3404Arabesque Moorish Patterns
10am – 12:30pm $55

Experience constructing compass and freehand arabesque patterns and gain a deeper understanding of the principles underlying a range of designs found in Morocco and Andalucia.

1Geometric Persian Patterns
2 – 4:30pm  $55

This session will focus on building patterns from medieval Persia, where Islamic art reached an extraordinary peak of perfection. We will look in particular at the stunning 5&10-fold symmetry.

DAY 8
Saturday 20 July 2019

Shell gold and gold leaf
10am – 12:30pm $55

Introduction to decorative use of gold leaf use in artwork, demonstrations in various surface gilding techniques. Participants will grind and paint with shell gold (23ct gold paint) using traditional methods.

 

Geometric Patterns in Colour
2 – 4:30pm  $55

In this practical session will create and transfer a classical geometric repeat module to tea-stained paper. The design will be expanded into an extended composition and a traditional colour palette explored using aquarelle paints. Themes of colour symbolism and harmony will also be considered.

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Scholarships are available to full-time students, unemployed, or those in part-time non-professional.
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Sponsor a student
Make this opportunity available for others in the Seattle area by sponsoring a participant. Sponsor options include:
  • Full scholarship for the series (sponsor one student in each workshop): $400
  • Partial scholarship for the series (reduce one student’s cost by 50% for each workshop): $200
  • Full scholarship for one class (sponsor one student for one workshop): $55
  • Partial scholarship for one class (reduce one student’s cost by 50% for one workshop): $27.50
To sponsor students at any of these levels, click any of the active link above. Scholarship recipients, unless specified by the sponsor, will be determined by the instructors in consultation with Wasat, our local partner. If you know the name of the beneficiary please list it when paying for the sponsorship.
Thank you for helping to bring the Art of Islamic Pattern to your community!

Course Details

19 separate 2.5 hour classes12th - 20th July 2019
Location:Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118
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, all 19 classes $845, inc discount
Flexi-pass, any 9 classes $400, inc discount
Geometric Islamic Pattern 10am - 12:30pm, , Friday 12 July 2019
Arabesque Pattern 2 - 4:30pm, Friday 12 July
Arabesque Persian Patterns 10am - 12:30pm , Saturday 13 July 2019
Geometric Persian Patterns 2 - 4:30pm, Saturday 13 July 2019
Geometric Mamluk Patterns 10am - 12:30pm Monday 15 July 2019
Complex Geometric Rosette 2 - 4:30pm, Monday 15 July 2019
Arabesque Persian Patterns - Yazd Rosette 6:30 - 9pm, Monday 15 July 2019
Mughal Geometric Patterns 10am - 12:30pm, Tuesday 16 July 2019
Geometric patterns from The Alhambra Palace 2 - 4:30pm, Tuesday 16 July 2019
Geometric Moroccan Patterns 6:30 - 9pm Tuesday 16 July 2019
Islamic Pattern in 3D 10am - 12:30pm, Wednesday 17 July 2019
Arabesque Mamluk Patterns 2 - 4:30pm, Wednesday 17 July 2019
Arabesque patterns from The Alhambra Palace, Wednesday 17 July 2019
Paper folding Islamic Patterns 10am - 12:30pm, Thursday 18 July 2019
Patterns from the Topkapi scrolls 2 - 4:30pm, Thursday 18 July 2019
Arabesque Moorish Patterns 10am - 12:30pm, Friday 19 July 2019
Geometric Persian Patterns 2 - 4:30pm, Friday 19 July 2019
Shell gold and gold leaf 10am - 12:30pm, Saturday 20 July 2019
Painting Geometric patterns 2 - 4:30pm, Saturday 20 July 2019
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