This hands-on course will teach you how to construct the geometric shapes that have played a dominant role in Islamic art and design over the centuries. With a compass and ruler, you will learn how to create the circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and their segments that underpin the non-figural decoration of both objects and structures in Islamic art. Each class will begin with a lecture on the history and geometric principles of a particular pattern, followed by a step-by-step tutorial in constructing the design. Artwork from the Islamic Art galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago museum will act as a source for inspiration and discussion.
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|Class meeting time||6:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
|Class meeting days||Tuesday, Thursday|
|Building and room||Online|