The Geometry & Craft of Mangour Wooden Screens

Subject: Woodworking, Geometry
Dates: 9 September 2019 - 13 September 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Ahmad Angawi
Full price
£ 385

This course teaches the geometric design principles as well as the practical techniques of mangour - lattice screens traditionally used to decorate the balconies that feature in Hijazi architecture. 

The interlocking system of mangour holds together to create an open surface to let light and air inside a building, creating a pleasantambience. Mangour screens are a main feature in the newly built Islamic art gallery at the British Museum. 

Students on this course first study the geometry behind the mangour in order to create their own design and then craft their own wooden screen.

Who is this for?

All levels of ability and experience welcome.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided on this course.

What should I wear?

Aprons will be supplied, but we recommend comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting a little messy.

Avoid wearing: Baggy clothing (especially sleeves), Loose jewellery; High heels or open toed shoes.

Health and Safety

Follow instructions from your tutor precisely; never touch equipment or tools unless you are instructed to do so with the tutor

Wear any personal protective equipment supplied by your tutor, such as safety goggles and dust-masks.

Keep your work area tidy and the floor areas clear

Students are absolutely not allowed in the studio before or after the course hours

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

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?

You can view our policy here.

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

Tutor biography

Ahmad Angawi

Ahmad Angawi, being of Meccan roots, is inspired by the colorful diversity of the culture of Hijaz. His works revolve around the human condition while also paying homage to both culture and the environment. His approach is inspired mainly by Islamic principles rather than the Islamic aesthetic. Influenced by his father, Architect Dr. Sami Angawi, he has adopted the concept of “Al Mizan in design,” which is the belief in the fundamental principle of balance, as a state of mind, as well as the belief in its application in the field of design.

Ahmad earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and a Master's degree in Traditional Arts from the Prince's Foundation School of Tradtional Arts in London.