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Islamic Patterns: Geometric, Biomorphic and Calligraphic Design

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Islamic Patterns: Geometric, Biomorphic and Calligraphic Design

Islamic Patterns: Geometric, Biomorphic and Calligraphic Design

Studio session on 28 October 2019. For home-educated students aged 12-16. BOOK SESSION FROM JUNE 2019.

Duration: 3.5 hours (10:30-14:30).
(Please note that on Monday 28 October 2019, we will also be running an Investigating Patterns session for students aged 7-11. Duration 2 hours (10:30-12:30).

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.

Please note:

  • Parents/carers are welcome to accompany pupils to the workshops, but only students of the specified age will be permitted – children of other ages must be taken elsewhere, and you can explore the galleries at leisure with trails.
  • Sessions are free, but a £10 per student deposit will be taken upon booking, and refunded upon attendance of the workshop. Cancellation with less than 14 days’ notice will mean a refund is forfeit.

Call 0207 563 9551 or email learning@wallacecollection.org to find out more about our programmes for home-educated students.