Event Details

  • When: Monday, 15 July 2019
  • Dates: Mon 15th to Fri 19th July 2019*

    Where: Storytelling Hut, Emerson College

    10am - 5pm Daily

    Tuition Fee: £310
    (incl. materials)

    *On-campus accomodation is available from Sun 14th.  For prices for accommodation options and delicious biodynamic meals click the 'BOOK STAY' link below.



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SHORT COURSE: Geometry of the Islamic World

SHORT COURSE: Geometry of the Islamic World

Join Daniel Docherty on this practical journey of discovery and travel half way around the globe to source the finest examples of Islamic Geometric Pattern.

The genius of the craftsmen geometers from the Islamic Golden Age has never been surpassed; their pursuit and devotion for a unifying language embodying their Religion, Art and Science - without parallel. 

The principles underlying Islamic Geometric Pattern are timeless and as relevant today as they have ever been or will be! Persia, Turkey, Syria, India, and Moorish Morocco and Al-Andalus will feature in our travels. 

'There is nothing more timely than the Timeless'  Dr Seyyed Hossein Nasr

It is deeply encouraging, in a world and culture that in the main continues to promote a fragmentary

and materialistic approach to Religion, Art and Science, that a resurgence of interest and practice in Islamic Geometry is well underway.

This course will appeal to all lovers of Islamic Pattern, beginners and experienced alike, who would like to develop and deepen their understanding of this rich art form and the principles informing it. At the end of the course participants will have Heads, Hearts and Hands satisfied and in harmony!!

And of course a full portfolio of beautiful patterns from across the Islamic world.

Course participants will have the opportunity to translate a favourite design into glazed ceramic tiles.