Introduction to Islamic Art

Subject: Geometry, Calligraphy, Painting
Dates: 9 June 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Mahrukh Bashir, Tom Bree, Samiur Rahman
Full price
£ 60

This one-day course will offer participants a practical introduction to the three pillars of Islamic art, namely geometry, calligraphy and Islimi (floral and foliate forms). Tutors from the School will give demonstrations and lead participants through the techniques of constructing a geometric pattern, writing Arabic script, and painting Islimi patterns.

Participants will practice each of the art forms in three different workshops, and will take home a single piece of artwork they have worked on.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for beginners.

What should I bring to class?

All materials will be provided.

What day(s) do I attend?

Sunday 9 June 2019.

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.

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

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

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This course is made possible with the generous support of Aramco.

Tutor biography

Mahrukh Bashir

Mahrukh Bashir, is an artist, designer and educator. She graduated with a distinction from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts having completed her Master’s degree in Visual and Islamic art.

Mahrukh is inspired by the beauty, color and patterns of nature. Her work focuses on traditional Islamic arts and crafts. Her work has been exhibited locally in the UK and internationally.

She continues to specialise in Manuscript illumination and miniature painting under different masters. She is also currently completing a traditional apprenticeship in Ottoman manuscript illumination.

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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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Samiur Rahman

Samiur Rahman is a creative artist and designer specializing in Arabic Calligraphy. He graduated from the Princes School of Traditional Arts in 2017 where he was awarded the Bagri Prize.

Having studied calligraphy under various masters, Sami has training in Naskh, Thuluth, Nastaleeq and Kufic scripts. His work with calligraphy ranges from different techniques, working with wood, ceramics and plaster as well as the traditional ink on paper. His work has been exhibited all over UK as well as having some of his pieces on display at the Museum of Islamic Arts in Malaysia.

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