The School of Design Islamic Art Workshops
Introduction to Geometric Patterns
In this series of workshops, participants will be introduced to the principles of Islamic art that are found in architecture and manuscripts around the world, and be guided through a step by step process. We will learn how to construct grids and draw beautiful geometric patterns that we see in heritage around the globe. All of this will be done with the traditional methods of using a compass, straight edge and paper.
Each session will introduce Islamic Art, and concentrate on a different pattern, and by the end of the session you will have drawn a completed geometric pattern for you to take home! If you would like to book all four workshops, as a special offer the cost of one workshop will be refunded.
This series of introductory sessions will focus on varieties of 6 and 8 fold patterns. More complicated patterns will be taught in future courses. If there are any special requests, get in touch! And if you would like to have these workshops taught at your local school / community centre / place of worship, send me message 🙂
Workshops are open to all over the age 14, and no previous experience or technical skill is necessary. All materials are provided. You may want to bring a folder with you to take paper home.
Tickets are £14.45 for under 16’s, students, unwaged and OAP and £20 for standard tickets. There are a limited number of free tickets for members of Impact Hub Birmingham for each workshop. Please get in touch with Nikki Bi if you are an IHB member and would like to attend a workshop. Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite here.
Organiser of Islamic Art Workshops
The School of Design is a new movement based in Birmingham, which aims to bring people together though the teaching and learning of traditional and sacred art forms, exploring history, heritage and culture, and creating alternative spaces.
The School of Design is run by Shaheen Kasmani, who is an artist, educator and curator. Shaheen has a MA in Islamic Art from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts and has worked with Birmingham Museum, University of Birmingham, The Southbank Centre, TedX, and SEP Jordan, and is currently teaching at The Wallace Collection in London. Shaheen is interested in history, heritage and narratives, and her work can be seen at shaheenkasmani.com and instagram.com/shaheen.kasmani