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 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 First 3 days, the Weekend, or the Full Program will receive a 10% discount.

Option 1: Register for Drawings Days (Days 1, 2, 3) $599 CAD

Option 2: Register for Weekend (Days 3 + 4) $329 CAD

Option 3: Register for Full Program (Days 1 – 4) $733 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

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

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.

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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

 Saturday ~ 13th August 2022


Intro to Sacred Geometry  

With Stephanie June Ellis
9.30am – 12pm   $75 CAD

Investigate principles of symmetry and tessellation, the universal principles govern growth and structure and are found in both crystalline and botanical nature.

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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 classes11-14th  August 2022
Location:The Ismaili Centre, Toronto. 49 Wynford Dr, North York, ON M3C 1K1, Canada
Reserve a Place:
Register for days 1, 2 & 3 Islamic Pattern Classes $599 CAD
Register for Weekend (Day 3 and 4) £329 CAD
Register for Full Program (Days 1 - 4) $733 CAD
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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
Intro to Sacred Geometry 9.30am – 12pm  - Saturday ~ 13th August 2022With Stephanie June Ellis
Advanced Geometry Master class - With Richard Henry Double session - 1 - 6.00pm  Saturday ~ 13th August
Free Public Lecture - With Adam Williamson Introduction to Islamic Arts and Crafts  7.15 - 8.30pm
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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