Upcoming Workshops & Courses


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

spain summer school

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.

Full details and registration


Previous Courses, Speaking Engagements & Exhibitions

Geometry of Nine – 5 day course

Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, London
June 2019 / 2018 / 2017

Geometry of Twelve – 5 day course

Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, London
June 2019 / 2018

Dual Level Patterns – 4 day course

Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, London
March 2019 / 2018

Decriminalising Ornament Symposium & Exhibition

Lecture on The Use of Vocabularies of Geometric Forms in Ornamental Pattern Design
Screenprints and drawings in the exhibition
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
November 2018

Topkapi Scroll Patterns – Weekend course

with Daniel Docherty at Sacred Art of Geometry Studios, East Sussex
October 2018

4th Workshop in Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art

Lecture on The Use of Square and Isometric Grids in Geometric Pattern Design
Istanbul Design Center, Istanbul
September 2018

Prince’s School of Traditional Arts 1st Geometry Summer School – Residential Course

Teaching alongside Daud Sutton, Lisa DeLong, Alan Adams, Delfina Bottesini
Dumfries House, Scotland
August 2018