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 [...]

Persian Pattern

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 [...]

Ask the Expert: Melanie Gibson

Dr Melanie Gibson is the Senior Editor of the Gingko Library Art Series and convenor for the Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art at SOAS, University of London. Her research focuses on the ceramics and glass of the Islamic world and in the reception and use of Islamic pattern in 19th [...]

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