Geometric & Arabesque Pattern workshops

Washington DC, July 2020 Dates TBC

This 2-day series is in collaboration with Scripts n Scribes includes 4 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.

There is a $40 discount when signing up for the complete course (all 4 classes), the total cost will be $180:
Register for the full programme, 4 classes, includes discount

All course materials and equipment will be provided.

Saturday July 2020

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
1.30 – 4pm   $55

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

Sunday July 2020

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
1.30 – 4pm $55

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


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

Course Details

6 separate 2.5 hour long classesJuly 2020 Dates TBC
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:
Full programme, 4 classes, $180 includes discount
Geometric Islamic Pattern 10am - 12:30pm, July 2020
Arabesque Pattern 1.30 - 4pm, Friday 12 July, July 2020
Arabesque Persian Patterns 10am - 12:30pm , July 2020
Geometric Persian Patterns 1.30 - 4pm, July 2020
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