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A Workshop with Carol Bier
May 16th, 5 – 7 p.m.
1433 Madison St., Oakland, CA 94612
Presented by Art & Culture at Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) in partnership with In Partnership with Ziya Art Center, Persian Arts Revival (PAR), and SAMENA CIRCLE
Join us for an exciting presentation and hands-on workshop taught by WSN Member and ISS Presenter Carol Bier on the art and design of Islamic geometric patterns. She is Visiting Scholar with the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and former Curator at The Textile Museum in Washington, DC.
Description: After a brief illustrated introduction to Islamic ornament in ceramic tile, carved woodwork, and illuminated manuscripts, we will explore the basic principles that underly geometric patterns in Islamic art through hands-on activities. Using paper-folding and coloring exercises you will learn to visualize circles and centers and the intersecting axes of grids that allow for the repetition of designs to create a pattern. Come to understand the organization of historical designs and find your own forms of expression through the use of color and symmetry.
Register here! http://www.ziyaart.com/#!geometric-design-workshop/cm5o