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.