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Geometric & Arabesque Pattern workshops


Washington DC, 26th – 28th June 2020

This 3-day series is in collaboration with the Deen Arts Foundation It includes 7 distinct but complementary classes. Participants are welcome to take one or all the sessions.

Students use traditional methods to explore a range of classic Islamic designs and learn how to integrate freehand biomorphic motifs (Islimi/Arabesque) with geometric pattern.

Those signing up for the complete 2 or 3 day programme will receive a 10% discount.

Register for day 1 & 2 Islamic Pattern Classes combined (9 classes with discount) $445.

Register for day 1 & 2 Islamic Pattern Classes + day 3 Plaster carving $545

All course materials and equipment will be provided.

ALL PATTERNS DIFFER FROM THOSE TAUGHT IN 2019

DAY 1

Friday 26th June 2020

Plaster Carving
10am – 4.30pm  $110

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

Pattern and Symbol in Islamic Art
Public Lecture
9-10pm  (free)


Saturday 27th July 2020

Introduction to Geometric Islamic Pattern
9.30am – 12pm  $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.

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 2
Sunday 28th July 2020

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

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Complex Geometric Rosette
2 – 4:30pm $55

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

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Geometric Patterns in Colour
6:30 – 9pm $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.

Classes will take place in:
Diyanet Center of America
9610 Good Luck Rd, Lanham, MD 20706, USA

Course Details

7 separate 2.5 hour long classes26th - 28th June 2020
Location:Diyanet Center of America 9610 Good Luck Rd, Lanham, MD 20706, USA
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:
Day 1 & 2 Islamic Pattern Classes combined (9 classes with discount)
Day 1 & 2 Islamic Pattern Classes + day 3 Plaster carving
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Plaster Carving 10am - 4.30pm, Friday 26th June 2020
Public Lecture 9-10pmFREE
Introduction to Geometric Islamic Pattern 9.30am – 12pm, Saturday 27th July 2020
Arabesque Pattern 2 – 4.30pm, Saturday 27th July 2020
Arabesque Persian Patterns - Yazd Rosette 6:30 - 9pm, Saturday 27th July 2020
Geometric Mamluk Patterns 10am - 12:30pm, Sunday 28th July 2020
Complex Geometric Rosette 2 - 4:30pm, Sunday 28th July 2020
Geometric Patterns in Colour 6:30 - 9pm, Sunday 28th July 2020
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