This short four week course led by Samira Mian is for you.
Join Samira and like minded “students” in an uplifting and enjoyable course where you create the most amazing and beautiful patterns using only a straight edge and a compass. The patterns you learn have adorned Mosques, Madrassas and Palaces for over twelve centuries across the Islamic Lands and beyond.
(Don’t worry you get a worksheet that gives you a step by step guide on how to complete the patterns so you can go crazy in between classes!)
Materials: All materials and equipment you need will be provided to complete the course. Once you have been bitten by the bug and your confidence and enthusiasm builds, Samira will advise what equipment you need to invest in to continue producing beautiful designs.
Please note there is no break for half term on 15 February – you’ll be enjoying it too much to stop!
About Samira Mian – workshop leader
A budding artist and experienced educator interested in tapping in to her 15+ years’ teaching experience to lead Islamic Geometry workshops. Samira began studying this form if Islamic Art in September 2013 with The Art of Islamic Pattern. The genuinely inspirational teaching of the Adam Williamson & Richard Henry led her to complete three 10 week courses and a field trip to Granada, Spain with them. She spent 2015 in Fez, Morocco, studying Arabic and in her spare time analysing, constructing and painting geometric patterns in the inspirational environment of the old Medina. She also went on to run a series of workshops there with the American Language Centre. Samira now runs workshops closer to home in Harrow, Kingston, Leeds and Manchester and Ealing. http://www.samiramian.uk/