FREE ART WORKSHOPS
Join us to explore universal patterns and contribute to a collaborative piece of artwork creating a tessellation with acrylic paints

  • Saturday 6 December - South Yardley Library
    11.00-am - 4.00pm
  • Wednesday 14 January - Blakesley Hall
    9.30am - 1.30pm
  • Saturday 17 January - Hobmoor Community Centre
    11.00-am - 4.00pm

Information/booking
Nicola: 07743 59 34 39
artsintheyard@gmail.com

Workshops are suitable for adults and children 12+
A Friends of Hobmoor Community Centre project supported through the Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund programme

 


ALL YOU CAN ART BUFFET,
Hobmoor Community Centre, Yardley, Birmingham 25th October 2014

An event organised by Yardley's art forum 'Arts In The Yard', bringing the arts to communities with a vast range of activities.  At this event the children had the opportunity to experiment and create 3D geometric shapes.

Photos © Wayne Fox

 

 

 

 


ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC WORKSHOP at the ISLAM & SCIENCE CONFERENCE, PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
British Muslim Heritage Centre, Manchester 19th October 2014

The aim of the workshop was an introduction to geometric patterns in Islamic art and architecture.  The participants learned how to draw a 4-fold pattern with a straight edge and compass, exactly the same method traditional Islamic craftsmen did to create the timeless designs we can see today.  Participants then applied their own creativity to their individual patterns with colours bringing different design elements and shapes out by using the underlying construction as well as the final pattern.  They put all their individual patterns together to form a tessellation based on a square grid which gave birth to their beautiful artwork.

 

 


AYESHA WOMENS GROUP WORKSHOP
Pankhurst Centre, Manchester 17th September 2014

I had the pleasure to teach a group of ladies from the Ayesha Women’s Group at the Pankhurst Centre.  Ayesha Women’s Group was set up in January 2014 for South Asian women who have experienced violence at any time in their lives. The Group meets every Monday from 10.30am to 12.30pm in Longsight Manchester.  It is facilitated by Shabana an experienced Counsellor with the Manchester Rape Crisis and Shaz an experienced Group Facilitator with the Roby Centre Manchester. Both have many years experience of working with South Asian Women in a range of settings. 

Referrals to the Group can be made by contacting Shabana on 07896 939599

The Pankhurst Centre itself is of historical significance as it was the home (now museum) of Emmeline Pankhurst - British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote.

 

 


CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP ON ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC PATTERNS
British Muslim Heritage Centre, Manchester 3rd May 2014

The objective of the full day event was to provide students with an introduction and understanding of Islamic geometric patterns, and the creative nature of its incredibly sophisticated and fascinating art form.  Eric Broug, Huseyin Sen, Mesut Balik and myself presented the event with a variety of workshops.

 


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