Geometric & Arabesque Pattern workshops
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.
All course materials and equipment will be provided.
Friday 26th June 2020
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.
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.
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
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
Complex Geometric Rosette
2 – 4:30pm $55
Test your geometry skills and draw an advanced multi petaled rosette.
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.