Moroccan Tiles

The bedazzling designs of Moroccan zellige tiles are used to decorate buildings, floors and fountains. In this class, students will see beautiful examples of Moroccan zellige tiles and learn how their geometric, interlocking systems create ongoing patterns that reflect the infinite universe. Then they will make their own mixed media ’tiles’ and assemble as a group to make a repeating pattern. To complete the lesson, students will learn  the khatam or traditional eight pointed star with watercolor and resist materials.

Ages: 7-11

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