Children's Islamic Geometry Workshop - "Geometry the Order of God's Design"
(Home Education Initiative)
Mon 10th June - 10am-1pm
Ages - 7yrs-11yrs
Limited spaces available - £10 per child
Ustadha Aiysha Amin (Graduate of Princes School of Traditional Arts)
This workshop is designed for children between the ages of 7-11 to introduce the subject of geometry both in principle as well as practical application.
The workshop will be split into two parts:
a) The participants will receive an initial introduction into the topic with some contextual insights that Aiysha will take them through, catering to the age group.
b) The children will then be introduced to the compass. Aiysha will guide them through the correct way of holding and using the tool and thereafter give them some practice. After which they will construct a six pointed star using the flower of creation division.
The workshop hopes to open the minds and how we perceive the world, to understand the importance of good shapes and how they are connected to the natural world. It also looks to develop the dexterity required when using the compass tool, which is an integral part of all crafts.
- Each child MUST be accompanied a parent/ guardian for the duration of the workshop.
- Each child MUST be registered below, only one child can be registered at a time.
- All materials will be provided and completed art work can be taken home.
- No payment will be taken on the day. Online registration ONLY.
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Aiysha graduated from The Princes School of Traditional Arts in 2013. She received training in many different forms of traditional disciplines, and the language that connects them all, such as sacred geometry, islimi or arabesque designs etc. After graduating she set out to travel for a year to several countries as a personal spiritual pilgrimage in order to connect with different intentional Sufi communities. It was during this time that she travelled to Saudi Arabia with her spiritual guide.
The journey opened up many vistas of understanding and more importantly brought to the surface pertinent questions pertaining to faith, spirituality, ritualistic practice and in general how we view and our relationship with the Sacred.
Aiysha’s recent collection which she has been working on for a number of years deals with these themes and ideas; in an age in which the 'sense' of the Sacred is being lost, and only a few fragmented traces of origins of Sacred history and sites remain.
Alongside this deeply personal project Aiysha works for the Greensville Trust (Liverpool, England) where she has been curating an exhibition called The Prophetic Relics for the last five years. She currently lives in Morocco where is furthering her knowledge on the traditional crafts and geometry.
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