Duration: 3 hours
Capacity: Maximum 20 students
Location: Museum galleries and Learning Studio
About this session
Looking closely at objects in our museum, your students will explore how geometry is an essential component of Islamic art. Working with an artist trained in the Islamic tradition, students will take inspiration from our Islamic arms and armour collections. They will look and sketch in the galleries before returning to the studio to create their own tessellating patterns using a compass.
What will your students learn?
- To appreciate the aesthetics of Islamic art and how calligraphy, geometry and biomorphic forms are used in historic and contemporary Islamic design.
- To become more confident in talking about Islamic art.
- To use a compass with dexterity and learn how to draw point-to-point, perpendicular and parallel constructions.
- KS4: Art and Design
- KS4: Mathematics
- KS4: Religious Studies
"Workshop was at their level and held their interest. Loved the interaction with staff who were very knowledgeable and ready to answer questions."