Geometric Patterns of Arts and Crafts in Islamic Lands

Subject: Geometry
Dates: 20 August 2018 - 24 August 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: Al Manaar
Tutor: Tom Bree
Full price
£ 385

In 2013 The Prince's School of Traditional Arts published the book Arts and Crafts of the Islamic Lands. The first half of the book concentrates upon the philosophy and the drawing of geometric patterns. It particularly features the ground-breaking Islamic pattern analyses of Paul Marchant who along with Professor Keith Critchlow taught the geometry classes at the school for a quarter of a century.

Many of the pattern analyses in the book are condensed into single diagrams and so the object of this course is to present various of them as step-by-step processes. So if you enjoy drawing beautiful patterns and contemplating their spiritual resonance this is a practical study course that you will enjoy.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided on this course.

You may find it useful to bring a notebook and take notes.

Who is this course for?

To participate in the course some previous experience of drawing geometry would be useful though not essential. Every pattern process will have its own handout that participants can take away for further study.

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Where will this course be held?

Al Manaar, Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Road, North Kensington, London, W10 5YG.

The closest station is Westbourne Park Station.

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs. The reduced fee is £310.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

Tutor biography

Tom Bree

Tom Bree is a geometer-artist, teacher and writer. He completed his M.A. at the School in 2003 and has since been researching and teaching in the area of geometry and symbolism. Tom has been teaching on the Open and M.A. programmes since 2008 and also organises his own geometry courses both in the UK and abroad. He is currently undertaking doctoral studies at the School in which he is analysing the underlying geometric design of Wells Cathedral in Somerset.

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