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Arabesques of the Silk Road with Amber Khokhar

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18:30- 21:00


Amber Khokhar

Explore a shared thread in the language of arabesque across different cultures and artistic expressions on the Silk Road. Learn about decorative design from mural paintings in Dunhuang to tile motifs in Samarkand/Uzbekistan, moving on to studying the curved designs of a Persian dome, culminating with an Ottoman textile pattern.

You will consider the stylistic connections between all pieces and gain an appreciation of the effect that material has on design. Over eight Thursday evenings, you will learn to construct and recreate these four designs on paper.

This course is part of the Bagri Foundation Open Programme at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts which aims to develop Asian arts courses at The School.

Amber Khokhar

Artist and designer Amber Khokhar has a strong background in design with a diverse academic and practical knowledge of traditional art.  Amber was the first person commissioned to design a modern carpet for Buckingham Palace and is currently designing a series of window panels for a 'Prayer Hall' and highly collectable ceramics and paintings from a studio in Greenwich. As an accomplished educator she has devised numerous practical workshops at museums and schools notably Birkbeck College, London.


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