Registration Opens June 22 at 10am.
2015 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop: 2 Days of Islamic Geometric Design - offered twice.
$250 includes 25 lab fee
September 26, 27, or 29, 30 - Class Limit 16
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC
The beauty of Islamic geometric designs, and the breathtaking skill of the craftspeople who created them, are admired the world over. The intricacy and artistry of the patterns can seem almost beyond the powers of human ingenuity.
In this workshop Eric Broug will introduce students to the process by which these complex designs were achieved. The genius of the art lies in its simplicity. Most designs are created using only a ruler and compass—no mathematical equations are needed.
Eric will showcase inspirational examples from both architecture and the textile world before leading students through a series of designs.
In this two-day class, students will also be guided through a larger project. By playing to their own strengths and preferences, each student can work independently. Through adherence to some basic rules, the individual works may be combined to show how the group result is much more than the sum of its parts.
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.