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Language of Islamic Art: Learn How to Read and Build Geometric Patterns

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gain knowledge about arts of Islamic lands and learn the skills required to build sophisticated samples of basic geometric patterns.

This workshop offers a unique opportunity for participants to receive knowledge and skills in Islamic Geometric Art alongside artist Aia Tarazi. Attendees will gain basic knowledge about arts of Islamic lands and learn the skills required to build sophisticated samples of basic geometric patterns, the same skills used for many centuries to create masterpieces. Mastering the basic geometric techniques will not only equip attendees with practical skills that are immensely useful in all fields of handcrafts and design, but it will also spark creativity and expand worldviews.

Each attendee will leave the workshop with one drawn pattern.

“Burnaby is a welcoming and generous community to many refugees from the regions of Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran, etc. Integration with their new community may lead to mutual enrichment through interaction and learning from each other. Thus I view this Skills-Shop as a chance for the wider community in Burnaby to learn more about the art related to the culture of its Muslim residents and gain pattern constructing skills.”