Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you

MAPS - Many Cultures, One Community presents this five-day workshop art series. Learn how to construct, transfer and embellish Islamic geometric and arabesque designs. Beginners are welcome! We would like to limit the class size to 15 people to ensure each person gets full attention.

About the Artist

Amina Quraishi is a local artist who completed her bachelors at the University of Toronto in FIne Arts & Art History. Her passion lies in the traditional arts and architecture of the Islamic lands.

About the Workshops

Workshop 1

-Principles and elements of Traditional Islamic Art
-Introduction to Islamic Geometric Art
-Learn the foundation of all Islamic designs: how to draw a perfect square, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, decagon and hexadecagon using only a ruler and compass

Workshop 2

-Construct a four-fold Islamic geometric pattern
-Learn to create a grid to create geometric compositions
-Learn techniques of transferring and embellishing geometric designs to create a final work of art

Workshop 3

-Learn to construct a six-fold Islamic geometric design
-Learn to transfer the design to watercolour paper and paint using watercolours

Workshop 4

-Introduction to Islimi: the art of Arabesque
-Learn to draw the different floral and vegetal motifs: Rumi motif, Tepelik motif, Kapali motifs.
-Create a composition using all three motifs learned

Workshop 5
-Introduce Turkish style Arabesque
-Learn to draw Halkar Style (guilding) and Sayolu Style (Reed) motifs
-Create a composition inspired by Turkish tile art; transfer to watercolour paper and paint

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Muslim Association of Puget Sound - MAPS
17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA, United States