Event Details

  • When: Monday, 13 January 2020
  • to Friday 17th January 2020

    Times: 10am – 5pm

    Where: SAOG Studios

    Tuition Fees:   £335*

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SHORT COURSE: Zouaq: Traditional Moroccan Geometry and Painting

SHORT COURSE: Zouaq: Traditional Moroccan Geometry and Painting

Learn the traditional techniques of Moroccan Geometry and Zouaq painting with Daniel Docherty and Natasha Mann.

The first two days of this course will focus on the construction of a number of beautiful Moroccan patterns using the traditional geometers' tools of compass and ruler. Daniel Docherty will lead these classes in a gently guided, step-by-step manner suitable for both beginners and experienced alike.

The following three days, led by Natasha Mann, will introduce students to the Art of Zouaq. Zouaq is a painting technique original to Morocco which creates arresting and powerful designs. Found painted onto ceilings, doors, furniture and wooden objects it is an integral part of the decoration of private homes and sacred spaces in Morocco. Students will also be given an introduction to the history of Zouaq and its different styles. 

Using the traditional techniques of egg tempera painting using hand ground natural pigments from earth and minerals, participants will choose their favourite design from their portfolio of Moroccan geometric patterns, to create a stunning painting on wood to take home.