Geometric, Arabesque & Plaster carving workshops
Toronto, Canada 11-14th  August 2022

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

This 3-day program at the  stunning Ismaili Centre, Toronto will include 8 distinct but complementary sessions. Participants are welcome to take one or all the sessions.

Those signing up for 2 or 3 days will receive a 10% discount.

Register for day 1 & 2 Islamic Pattern Classes $405 CAD

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Register for day 1 & 2 Islamic Pattern Classes + day 3 Plaster carving $540 CAD

 

All course materials and equipment will be provided.

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DAY 1

Thursday ~ 11th August 2022

Introducing Islamic Geometric Patterns 
9.30am – 12pm  $75 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   $75 CAD

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

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Geometric Mamluk Patterns
5 – 7.30pm $75 CAD

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

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DAY 2

Friday ~ 12th August 2022

Geometric Persian Patterns
9.30am – 12pm   $75 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 $75 CAD

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

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2 copyArabesque Persian Patterns
5 – 7.30pm $75 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

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

8 separate 2.5 hour long classes11-14th  August 2022
Location:The Ismaili Centre, Toronto. 49 Wynford Dr, North York, ON M3C 1K1, Canada
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:
Register for day 1 & 2 Islamic Pattern Classes $405 CAD
Register for day 1 & 2 Islamic Pattern Classes + day 3 Plaster carving
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Introducing Islamic Geometric Patterns, 9.30am – 12pm . Thursday ~ 11th August 2022
Arabesque Pattern 1 – 3.30pm . Thursday ~ 11th August 2022
Geometric Mamluk Patterns 5 - 7.30pm . ~ 11th August 2022
Geometric Persian Patterns 9.30am – 12pm ~ 11th August 2022
Arabesque Mamluk Patterns 1.00 – 3:30pm ~ 11th August 2022
Arabesque Persian Patterns 5 - 7.30pm ~ 11th August 2022
Plaster Carving 10am – 4pm ~ 12th August 2022
Terms & Conditions:Fees are non-refundable but can be transferred to any other other AOIP future presentations
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