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 [...]

The Silver Ratio

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 [...]

Global Perspectives on Islamic Art: An Online Panel Discussion

Islamic Art is not a monotheistic style or movement; it spans 1,400 years of history with incredible geographic diversity. This panel discussion aims to navigate the large territory of what is considered Islamic art while discussing its definition, how audiences and the general public engage with it today and what [...]

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