Do you like grids, patterns and colors? This is the course for you. Participants are introduced to basic geometry concepts used in Islamic art and will learn how to construct a variety of patterns using the traditional tools of compass and straight edge. The classes conclude with each participant rendering their final project in a media of their choice. Suitable for all levels, beginners and returning students.
Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.
Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.
Participants are required to buy their own materials beforehand and bring them to every class
On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.
Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:
is an interdisciplinary designer who graduated from VCUQatar in 2010 with a BFA in Graphic and Fashion Design in addition to an Art History minor. She is passionate about learning new things and incorporating different elements in her designs. She attended various courses and workshops on the construction of Islamic pattern designs and wants to share the joy of understanding the simplistic and sometimes more intricate grids and systems behind them. In her free time she enjoys reading, exploring new things and collaborating with like-minded people.