Sacred Geometry

In this class kids will make the most essential and stunning geometric pattern that has been seen in art throughout the millennia: the flower of life. They will learn how how to use basic shapes to create other geometric patterns and transfer their image onto crisp new paper to then color pencil. Students will then…

Paradise Gardens

In this workshop, young artists will learn about the role of the paradise garden in Islamic civilization and culture. A garden is a representation of the archetype of a heavenly experience that joins fragrance, beauty, refreshment and relaxation. After feasting on visuals with stunning examples throughout history, from Spain and other regions, students will undertake…

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…

Traditional Tapestries

There is a popular Uzbek saying: “The home begins where a carpet is spread”.┬áIn this class, students will learn about the wonderfully intricate, symmetrical tapestries from history. They will explore some of the highlights of calligraphic, geometric, and floral patterns as detailed in Islamic art. They will learn the important role that harmony and balance…

Blessed Blooms: Flowers and Traditional Turkish Art

Did you know that for a short time, between 1718-1730 the Ottoman Empire had a period of time called the Tulip Era? In this class, students will learn about the significance and inspirations of roses and tulips in the Ottoman Empire. After seeing examples of the flowers in various art mediums, kids will get to…