Geometry of the Islamic World

Come and join us on this practical journey of discovery as we travel half way around the globe to source the finest examples of Islamic Geometric Pattern; Persia, Turkey, Syria, India, and Moorish Morocco and Al-Andalus will feature in our travels. The genius of the craftsmen geometers from the Islamic [...]

Geometric and biomorphic pattern making with Samira Mian and Dr Esra Alhamal

Leighton House and Sambourne House free online courses are back, with an artistic exploration of the geometric and biomorphic patterns found in Islamic design, led by artists Samira Mian and Dr Esra Alhamal. In the first two workshops, Samira will guide you through the compass and straight edge construction of [...]

Decorative Moroccan Painting: The Art of ‘Zouaq’

with Natasha Mann  (http://www.natasha-mann.com) 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 [...]

Alhambra Arabesque

Alhambra Arabesque:The Court of Lions façade Join Adam Williamson for this two day intensive exploring the stunning rosette panel in the Court of Lions, Alhambra Palace, Granada. We will draw the full extended geometric and biomorphic pattern complete with multiple rosettes. The composition that we'll be working with is full [...]

Persian Patterns

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 with Daniel Docherty at SAOG Studios.

Episode 4 “God is Beautiful and Loves Beauty” A Conversation with Doris Behrens-Abouseif

Listen to Doris Behrens-Abouseif talk about the concepts of beauty in Islamic art in this new podcast "God is beautiful and loves beauty" produced as part of Arts in Isolation and our Converging Paths Series with Asia House.   Professor Doris Behrens-Abouseif is a world authority on the art and [...]

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