Drawing & Painting Islamic Geometry Workshops

The Art Space, Cass Art Islington

11 to 5pm Tues 14th April

Patterns  from Damascus

* 5 places left *

11 to 5pm Tues 26th May

Mughal Patterns

11 to 5pm Wed 17th June

Andalusian Patterns


11 to 5pm Wed 29th July

Ottoman Patterns


11 to 5pm Wed 12 Aug

Persian Patterns


11 to 5pm Wed 23 Sep

Patterns from Cairo


11 to 5pm Wed 21 Oct

Patterns from Uzbekistan


11 to 5pm Wed 25 Nov

Mughal Patterns


11 to 5pm Wed 9 Dec

Andalusian Patterns

In these full day sessions, you will learn to construct a different Islamic Geometric patterns. 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 will outline, trace and transfer the pattern to watercolour paper, to be decorated using watercolour pencils & paints.

We usually  draw a range of Islamic Geometric patterns in the morning and then transfer one or more patterns to watercolour paper to paint in the afternoon and carry on at home.  We take break aroun 1.30 to 2.30pm.


Each month will have a theme to allow us to gain greater insight in that particular era, location or family of patterns. Each time we'll journey back in time to a different part of the Islamic Lands to celebrate the intellect of the unknown artists and geometers who created such beauty. If a theme is repeated, it will be a new set of patterns each time. 


All are welcome, no experience is needed and all resources & materials are provided for attendees aged 14+. Step by step guides are emailed to you to accompany all pattern(s) taught at the workshop. The patterns can be be painted repeatedly, trying out different colour schemes and materials. If your'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. Limited spaces, so please book your place in advance using the BUY NOW button above. Any questions, feel free to contact me.

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


If more than 14 days in advance of the workshop: A full 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

The Art Space, Cass Art Islington, 66-67 Colebrooke Row, London N1 8AB

This workshop takes place on the basement floor and there is no step free access to the room.

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If you enjoy the free resources, any size donation welcome to help sustain my work!