Saturday Art Studio: Exotic Birds

Leighton House Museum 18 Stafford Terrace, London

Join artist Laurelie Rae in this creative online course which takes inspiration from the feathered friends found throughout Leighton House. Each workshop will begin with a reading from Attar's acclaimed poem 'The Conference of the Birds', written in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran. In workshops 1 and 2, Laurelie [...]


9.3 Dialogues on the Art of Arab Fashion: MESOPOTAMIA: The Art of Jewellery

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Event Description: Dr Reem El Mutwalli in conversation with Hajer Ghani, Iraqi Jewellery Designer. Hajer Ghani is an Iraqi jewelry designer who believes that jewellery is more than a mere accessory, but a work of art rich in history and significance. Every piece she creates always has a story behind [...]

Donation only

Syrian Textile : Aida & Tulip Syrian Folk Art Doll Collection

10.1 Dialogues on the Art of Arab Fashion: Syrian Textiles: Aida & Tulip Syrian Folk Art Doll Collection Dr. Reem el Mutwalli in conversation with Aida Dalati, a Syrian American textile and jacket designer specialising in Middle Eastern folk art. With her partner, Tulip Kurdi, a Syrian American jewellery designer [...]

Decorative Moroccan Painting: The Art of ‘Zouaq’

SAOG Studios SAOG Studios, Emerson College, ,, Forest Row, East Sussex

with Natasha Mann  ( This two-day course, led by Natasha Mann, will introduce students to the Art of Zouaq. Zouaq is a painting technique original to Morocco which creates arresting and powerful designs. Found painted onto ceilings, doors, furniture and wooden objects it is an integral part of the decoration of [...]


The Silver Ratio

SAOG Studios SAOG Studios, Emerson College, ,, Forest Row, East Sussex

The Silver Ratio, though less well know than it's shiny cousin, has similar mathematical properties and hence can be used to generate a highly flexible grid structure.​ After an introductory, contextual slide show exploring the proportional qualities of the Silver Ratio and their relevance to pattern design, we will construct [...]


Heritage to enrich lives

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRE-RECORDED SPECIAL WEBINAR. THE RECORDING WILL BE RELEASED ON TUESDAY 5th APRIL 2022 VIA EMAIL. OUR GUEST SPEAKER: HEIKE WEBER, EMBROIDER & AUTHOR Heiker Weber, Author and Embroider recently exhibited at Dubai Expo 2020, and lauched her book documenting the history of embroidery in the [...]


Persian Pattern

SAOG Studios SAOG Studios, Emerson College, ,, Forest Row, East Sussex

Explore the geometric genius of the Persian master-craftsmen. Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create a dazzling portfolio of geometric patterns from the Persian tradition.  ​ "A brilliant course so clearly and patiently taught. Such a lovely few days and plenty to work with after the course. Totally [...]

Manuscripts in Arabic Script: Introduction to Codicology (Online Short Course)

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This online course aims to introduce key concepts in the field of Arabic manuscripts and codicology. It is designed to attract participants who want to learn basic knowledge about Arabic manuscripts. The first day will provide an overview of the field of codicology and its role in the manuscript field [...]

£50 – £80

TALLI: Silver Between Tradition & Modernity

Dr Reem El Mutwalli, founder of The Zay Initiative, and Paula Quetglas Llop, Creative Director and Cofounder of NIILI discuss a collaborative upcoming exhibition of the same title due to take place at Zaman Awwel, Mall of The Emirates, on 9th May - 9th July. Both Exhibition and talk focus [...]

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