Friday, April 24, 2015

Workshop: 1 Day of Islamic Geometric Design

Registration Opens June 22 at 10am.

2015 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop: 1 Day of Islamic Geometric Design
Eric Broug

$150 includes 20 lab fee
September 28, - Class Limit 16
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC



In today’s world, with ready access to powerful computers, it may be surprising to learn that complex geometric patterns can be made using only a compass and straight edge.

For Islamic artists and philosophers, such designs showed how the complex universe was in truth a reflection of simplicity. 

In this workshop (suited for anyone ages nine  to 99), Eric Broug will give a visual introduction and historical background to the essential design principles. Participants will work on their own designs, some of which may be tessellated to make a bigger composition. Eric joins us from the UK.


Instructor Bio


Eric is an independent author and educator. He also manages a dynamic social media community dedicated to Islamic art and teaches courses on the principles and execution of Islamic geometric design. Largely self-taught in this subject, he obtained his MA in the History of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. He is widely sought after as a consultant and is involved in several collaborative design projects. Eric joins us from the UK.

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