Islamic Illumination Workshop- Patterns From Architecture

Islamic Illumination Workshop- Patterns From Architecture

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Islamic patterns are inspired from nature and are found in books, textiles and architecture. In this monthly workshop series, you will learn to draw patterns found in Persian architecture on wall panels and to paint them traditionally with gouache gold and other colours. This workshop will mix simple architectural patterns with painting techniques used in classic islamic illumination.

This workshop will help you: 

  • Understand the elements of natural/biomorphic/vegetal Islamic patterns (referred to as Arabesque in some cases).

  • Draw the pattern step by step.

  • Learn the classical islamic illumination painting techniques

You can attend only one or all five sessions. You can start at the beginning or at any month. Each session will provide support to complete beginners. 

Available Dates:

  • 23rd Sep 2018

  • 21st Oct 2018

  • 18th Nov 2018

Please select the suitable date from the drop down menu. You can also book two sessions together and get a 10% discount.

Sunday, 14:00 - 18:00
Cass Art Kingston
103 Clarence Street, Kingston, London, KT1 1QY

**Designs and supplies will be provided, but please bring your own brushes (Brush size zero and Brush size 3 zeros). 

Only 10 places available. 

*No previous art experience required* 

In the checkout, please select "class attendance, no shipping" option.  

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Attending this class will give you 10% discount on the day to buy any art supplies in Cass Art. 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 14 days before the workshop:
    You can either request a full refund by sending an email to esra(at)
    Or transfer to an equivalent workshop on an alternative date (if available)

  • Less than 7 days before the workshop:
    Unfortunately no refund or transfer will be available. I understand that unforeseen circumstances may occur. In that case please consider sending along a friend to take your place. I would need their name and contact details prior to the workshop to be sent to: esra(at)


The instructor reserves the right to cancel this workshop if the minimum capacity is not fulfilled. In this case, a full refund will be issued. 

Please contact us if you have any questions!