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Islamic Geometry Sessions at



Drawing & Painting Sessions

Saturdays 12 to 3pm, £25

20 July *SOLD OUT*

24 Aug, 21 Sep

19 Oct, 23 Nov

21 Dec

Book 4 Saturdays @ £22 each (£88)

From 2024 the monthly sessions will be 3 hours long: Drawing & Painting Islamic Geometric Patterns.

In these sessions, you will learn to construct Islamic Geometric patterns found in architecture or manuscripts from around the Islamic Lands. Each month, different pattern from different corner of the Islamic world.


Starting with a plain piece of paper, step by step we will draw layers of lines and circles using a compass and straight edge. From this underlying grid a pattern will emerge. We outline, trace and transfer the pattern to watercolour paper, to be coloured using watercolour pencils & paints:

Ancient Tools x Medieval Patterns x Contemporary Colours


Some are able to complete a painting in this in the time, others prefer to ease the pressure and finish off at home. If you do wish to finish, let me know so I can advise you on the size of your piece, colours and help you to complete your painting.

All are welcome, no experience is needed and all resources & materials are provided for attendees aged 14+.  We always have a wonderful mix of beginners and experienced geometers. 


The patterns can be painted repeatedly, trying out different colour schemes and materials. If you’re not sure which resources to use at home, there's plenty for you to try out at the workshop. I also have a list of recommendations you can check out.


Book your place by choosing the appropriate month or multibuy discount option from the drop down menu and pressing the "Add to Cart" button.  Book multiple places in the "Your shopping cart" window that will follow.  On receipt of payment, I will send you a confirmation, please do check your junk Mail folder in case it is not received in your inbox. Any problems, do get in touch.

All bookings receive a confirmation by email, please be sure to check your paypal account email address junk mail or spam folder.

Step by step PDF guides are emailed to you to accompany all pattern(s) taught at the workshop 2 days prior to the workshop.


If more than 14 days in advance of the workshop: A 97%* refund or transfer to an equivalent workshop on an alternative date.

If 7 to 14 days in advance of the workshop: I can transfer your place to an equivalent workshop on an alternative date.

Less than 7 days in advance of the workshop:  I’m afraid I am unable to offer a refund nor transfer to an equivalent workshop on an alternative date.  I appreciate that sometimes unforeseen circumstances may mean that you can’t attend, so please do consider sending along a friend to take your place. I would need their name and contact details prior to the workshop.

* Paypal no longer reverses their 3% transaction fee on refunds, so I lose a small amount each time I issue a full refund. 

Drawing geometric constructions & patterns by hand is both a satisfying & absorbing process as much as it is a challenging and frustrating one. Somewhere in amongst these qualities, we feel such joy & wonder. We surprise ourselves with the beauty and complexity we create on a blank page with just a compass, straight edge and mark maker. It’s a process that needs our full attention and so empties our headspace of any of the stresses that we carry around otherwise. A process that connects us to humanity throughout time, from the Sumerians, Babylonians and Greeks to the Islamic Golden era to the Geometry and proportions of the Renaissance.

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