The workshop will focus on geometry in the Islamic world. Students will discover the satisfaction that comes with the creation of designs through the use of two simple tools - a compass and a straightedge.
By creating patterns themselves, students will gain an understanding of geometric principles and the underlying grids and methods used by Islamic artists.
Saturday 31st May - 2pm - 6pm
By Sister Mariam Yasin (geometryofthesoul.com)
She is a a graduate of the Masters Degree programme at The Prince's School of Traditional Art, London (2011).
Recently featured in a book titled "The Arts and Crafts of Islamic Lands" & currently working on a website which showcases my work.
Maximum number of participants is limited to 10 people!
The most important outlets for artistic expression in the Islamic world are:
2. Arabesque (scrolling patterns, and floral or plant designs)
3. Geometric design
The focus of this workshop will be Islamic Geometry. Students will discover the satisfaction that comes with the creation of designs through the use of two simple tools - a compass and a straightedge. By creating patterns themselves, students will gain an understanding of geometric principles of the underlying grids and methods used by Islamic artists.
Students begin by making single circles with a compass and then by using two different arrangements of circles create a variety of geometric forms, including rosettes, hexagons, and eight-pointed stars.
Why do this workshop?
For those that need to release some creative energy this is the perfect outlet! It allows your mind to focus, and instills discipline and patience, both of which are considered virtuous qualities to attain. Even for those that feel they don’t have any element of creativity within themselves, rest assured it is well suited to the logical part of your brain. The rules allow you to create the pattern; the colour allows you to be creative.
All materials are provided.
Number of places
10 (Minimum age: 13)
£10 (covers take home material cost)
You MUST register online to reserve your space - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/islamic-pattern-workshop-ashfordstaines-registration-11581329067
A talk looking at how best we can prepare for the blessed month of Ramadhan, the month of Revelation.
Talk delivered by:
Maulana Abdullah Rawat (Muslim Chaplain - HMP Belmarsh)
Saturday 31st May - After Asr Salaah (7.30pm Jamm'ah)
Bring the whole family for an evening of reflection and knowledge.
Dinner will be served.
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