Clouds & Dragons: Chinese influence on Biomorphic Design

Subject: Painting, Dunhuang
Dates: 5 June 2017 - 9 June 2017
Time: 10:00 - 14:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Tutor: Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh
Full price
£ 385
Student and pensioner concession
£ 310

Explore the unique foliate decorations of the Silk Route and learn how to apply their harmonious symmetries in composing and painting your own design. In this course, you will look closely at the biomorphic decoration of the Silk Road from East to West and see how it has been applied in painting tradition from ancient China to Persia. Universal principles of biomorphic composition will be introduced and participants will explore the transmission of motifs from East to West, including clouds and dragons.

Students will be asked to bring their own brushes. All other materials will be provided.


Tutor biography

Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh

Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh is an Iranian artist based in London. Her work explores the disciplines of Persian poetry manuscripts, sacred geometry and Persian miniatures. She has worked both as an academic and an artist in Iran, America and Europe.

For the last 20 years, Farkhondeh has regularly spent time living and studying under calligraphy masters in Iran. She graduated with distinction from The Prince's School's MA programme in 2011 and was awarded the Jerwood prize for Islamic traditional art.