The Wallace Collection

Secondary School Programme

Islamic Patterns: Geometric, Biomorphic and Calligraphic Design

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Maximum 20 students. Working with an artist trained in the Islamic tradition and inspired by our Oriental Armoury, students will create tessellating patterns using a compass and watercolours. They will explore the link between maths and art and look closely at the decoration on objects will discover that repeating geometric patterns are an essential component of Islamic art which is inextricably linked to the Muslim faith.

This workshop is particularly recommended for talented mathematicians and gifted artists.

“A great range of activities packed into one day;a seminar, sketching in the gallery, an interactive workshop with a balance between information and practical art … they each complete their very own work of Islamic art. The educator is the stand out feature; she strikes up an immediate rapport with the students and brings out the best in them.” Teacher ks3

Dated Session

Duration: 3.5 hrs (10:30am-2:30pm)

Sessions available: 3̶1̶ ̶O̶c̶t̶o̶b̶e̶r̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶7̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶1̶ ̶N̶o̶v̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶7̶ and 1̶8̶, 19 December 2017 and 5̶,̶ ̶6̶,̶ ̶7̶̶̶,̶ ̶8̶̶̶,̶ ̶1̶2̶,̶ ̶1̶3̶,̶ March 2018, and 9, 1̶0̶,̶ ̶1̶1̶,̶ 1̶2̶ July 2018

Supports Art and Design

For Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5


Teachers' Notes