Patterns of Shiraz, City of Poets

Subject: Geometry
Dates: 17 June 2019 - 21 June 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh
Full price
£ 385

Inspired by selected patterns in mosques and madrassas in Shiraz and Persian poetry, learn to compose patterns using a compass, a straight edge and dazzling, symbolic colours.

Who is this course for?

All levels of ability and experience welcome.

What do I bring?

Please bring a palette with wells, and brushes. Sizes will be specified closer to the start date of the course.

All other materials will be provided.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting slightly messy.

Avoid wearing:

  • Baggy clothing (especially sleeves)
  • Loose jewellery
  • Short sleeve t-shirts (when there is a chance of contact with hazardous materials)
  • High heels or open toed shoes
  • Health & Safety

    When mixing pigments:

  • Wear the dusk mask provided by the tutor
  • These masks are disposable masks and are intended to be used for a day at most
  • Wear disposable nitrile gloves should be worn
  • Tutors and students must wash their hands and forearms regularly to avoid cross contamination ie. after mixing pigments before eating, drinking, smoking, using the telephone or going to the toilet.
  • Food and drink must never be consumed in the basement workshop or studios.

    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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    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.

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