The School of Geometric Patterns in Islamic Arts (23-27 September 2019)

Course description:

In this course we will cover methods of designing geometric patterns from the scrolls of architects from medieval and later times. We will look mostly into the scrolls of architects from Central Asia, especially the scrolls from Bukhara and Samarkand. Some patterns from the Topkapi scroll and Mirza Akbar scrolls will be also covered. Many, but not all, patterns in this course were not presented in any of the past courses at the Istanbul Design Center.

Tools and materials – usually IDC provides all drawing tools and materials for the registered course participants. However you may feel more comfortable if you decide to use your favorite drawing tools and paper. Thus consider bringing with you your own drawing set (A2 or larger), your favorite tools and selection of good quality A2 papers.

Course Schedule:

23-27 September, 2019 from 10:00 – 16:00 daily.

Participants: architects, mathematics teachers and students, artists, and those interested in this subject.

Course language: English, with translation into Turkish for those who is in need.

Here is a short video and some photos from the course that we had in September 2019 at Istanbul Design Center, in Istanbul. This is was basic/intermediate course, a preview of different groups of geometric patterns.

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