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  • Maiwa Loft #6-1666 Johnston St. Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S2 Canada (map)

With Eric Broug

$395 [Includes $25 lab fee] Class limit 16. Oct 27-29 (Fri-Sun) 10am-4pm.

Immerse yourself in a three-day workshop on Islamic geometric design with Eric Broug. In his most comprehensive educational event yet, you will take your knowledge of pattern and design to the next level. 

Students will learn how to create more complex patterns and how to apply principles of composition to fill space in a geometrically satisfying way. The use of grids to enhance and speed up your creative output will also be explained. 

In addition to the practical work of pattern construction, Eric will also look at the geometric design of specific eras: What characterized 13th-century Seljuk geometric design in Anatolia? What made Mamluk design in 15th-century Cairo so unique? Students will learn to recognize the different styles and modes of embellishment before learning the nuanced process of creating in these styles.

Eric joins us from the U.K. and will also give a lecture.

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Eric Broug originally from the Netherlands, received his masters degree in the history of Islamic art and architecture from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He runs Broug Ateliers for Islamic Architecture, Arts and Crafts in Yorkshire, which creates contemporary Islamic art. Eric is the author of several books on Islamic geometric design and the host of a TED-ed lesson. He also teaches and lectures internationally. Currently Eric lives in the UK.