I teach courses and give lectures in Islamic geometric design throughout the year at various locations in the UK and abroad. The practical courses involve drawing patterns with the ancient tools of ruler and compass. I demonstrate the stages of construction and help students to draw the designs themselves, but most importantly I try to impart an analytical understanding of the structure so that the core principles are understood with a view to allowing the student to explore the infinite possiblities of this rich artform.
Upcoming workshops and courses are listed below.
Alqueria de Rosales Summer School in Islamic Geometric Patterns
The Fundamentals and Further Development of Islamic Geometric Patterns
This eight-day residential course runs in Andalucia, Spain from 13th to 20th July 2019. Tutors Alan Adams, Rajen Astho, Samira Mian, Ameet Hindocha and Daud Sutton will present practical and theoretical sessions designed to cater for a wide range of abilities, from complete beginners to the highly experienced.