Geometric patterns adorned palaces, madrassas and mosques and illuminated Manuscripts from Spain across to China from the 8th century till now.
In this 4-week course, we will explore & draw a historical pattern each week from different corners of the Islamic lands. We will use a compass and straightedge, the same tools that would have been used by countless geometers & artisans for centuries.
We begin by familiarising ourselves with the tools, the processes and practicalities and examples of potential outcomes. On a blank sheet of paper, we will then draw a series of lines and circles to construct the underlying grid. From this underlying grid we outline, trace, transfer and tessellate seamlessly to create a unique contemporary artwork with watercolours and gouache on watercolour paper.
This course is presented with funding support from Learn Harrow. You will be required to register with Learn Harrow to take part in this course - instructions will follow in a separate email. It is really important you register as future funding for similar events depends on it.