Various Dates 11am - 5pm
Thursday 1st January 1:00am
This is full day workshop will teach you the basic construction of biomorphic (free form plant based) patterns using a geometric grid and it will teach you the painting basics of Islamic illumination.
You will start with drawing your pattern step by step following geometry and free hand drawings assisted with templates. Then you will continue with painting the pattern following the tradition of the art of Islamic illumination with gouache gold and other colours.
The patterns in these workshops will come from tiles found in mosques, palaces and gardens in the Islamic lands especially between the 15th and 18th centuries. We will use the tile pattern as guidelines and inspiration to draw and paint our own patterns.
Please note, every session gives you the chance to learn a new pattern from a different historic Islamic period.
7th March: Safavid Pattern
27th June: Syrian Mamluk Pattern
18th October: Ottoman Pattern
All materials provided
Get 10% off on two dates and 15% off on all three dates