Geometric, Arabesque & Plaster carving workshops

Toronto, Canada ~ 1 – 4th August 2024

DETAILS TBC

The Ismaili Centre, Toronto.
49 Wynford Dr, North York, ON M3C 1K1, Canada

This 4-day program at the  stunning Ismaili Centre, Toronto will include 10 distinct but complementary sessions. Participants are welcome to take one or all the sessions.

Those signing up for the Weekend or the Full Program will receive a 10% discount.

Option 1: Individual classes

Option 2: Register for Weekend (Days 3 + 4)

All course materials and equipment will be provided.

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DAY 1

 

Introducing Islamic Geometric Patterns 
9.30am – 12pm  $ CAD

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

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Arabesque Pattern
1 – 3.30pm   $ CAD

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

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Geometric Mamluk Patterns
5 – 7.30pm $ CAD

We look at a classic tessellated rosette pattern from Medieval Cairo that appears both within joinery as a period door panel and as an illuminated Quranic page.

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DAY 2

 

Geometric Persian Patterns
9.30am – 12pm   $ CAD

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

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Arabesque Mamluk Patterns
1.00 – 3:30pm $ CAD

Learn beautiful biomorphic motifs from Egypt & Syria and draw.

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2 copyArabesque Persian Patterns
5 – 7.30pm $ CAD

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

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DAY 3

 

Geometry Master ClassWith Richard Henry

Double Session 1pm – 6 pm   $140 CAD

In this more advanced Master Class we will explore multi-level Girih designs from medieval Persia and their links the more recently discovered Penrose tiling.

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Free Public Lecture – 
Introduction to Islamic Arts and Crafts 
7.15 – 8.30pm

RSVP – islamicpattern@gmail.com

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DAY 4

 

Sunday ~ 14th August 2022
Double session

Plaster Carving
10am – 4pm $150 CAD


Experience one of the most satisfying carving processes and complete a geometric and biomorphic pattern of your choice. Using traditional Moroccan tools and techniques.

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Course Details

10 separate 2.5 hour long classes1 - 4th August 2024
Location:The Ismaili Centre, Toronto. 49 Wynford Dr, North York, ON M3C 1K1, Canada
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Terms & Conditions:Full fee must be paid to secure a place. Fees are non-refundable but can be transferred to any other other AOIP future presentations if 5 weeks’ notice of cancellation given.
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