Workshop on Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art

This program will focus on the principles of the Islamic geometric art that will help students understand the geometric backgrounds. Students will learn how to draw a wide variety of patterns and the methods of pattern construction.

1st Term - Fourfold Patterns / 07.12.2019 - 11.01.2020 (6 weeks / 12 hours)

Introduction to Islamic Geometric Patterns

Properties of Islamic Geometric Patterns

Drawing Simple Fourfold Patterns

Drawing Intermediate Fourfold Patterns

Drawing Advanced Fourfold Patterns

Methods of Developing Fourfold Patterns

2nd Term – Sixfold Patterns / 18.01.2020 - 08.02.2020 (4 weeks / 8 hours)

Drawing Simple Sixfold Patterns

Drawing Intermediate Sixfold Patterns

Drawing Advanced Sixfold Patterns

Methods of Developing Sixfold Patterns

3rd Term - Fivefold Patterns / 15.02.2020 - 07.03.2020 (4 weeks / 8 hours)

Drawing Simple Fivefold Patterns

Drawing Intermediate Fivefold Patterns

Drawing Advanced Fivefold Patterns

Methods of Developing Fivefold Patterns

Workshop Days and Hours: Saturdays / 12:15 – 14:15

Note: You can participate in all three terms of the course, or you can select one or two terms.

Mohamad Aljanabi

Born in Iraq, and became interested in Islamic Geometric Patterns at a very early age by learning this form of art from his father, who was one of the old masters of this art in Baghdad. Mohamad has more than fifty two years of experience in the field of the Geometric Pattern Art. Studied architecture in the United Kingdom; Several of his exhibitions held in British Universities under the title of “Islamic Heritage to the World”; Founder and director of his own construction company; Worked as IT instructor at “ORCA Human Resources”; Founder and administrator of “Geometric Pattern School / Geometrik Desenler Okulu” group on Facebook; Currently retired and in the process of writing a book on Islamic Geometric Pattern.