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Islamic Geometry

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18:30- 21:00


Tom Bree, Mahmud Manning, Amber Khokhar, Daniel Docherty, Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh

Discover the incredible richness and complexity of Islamic geometry in this hands-on course supported by the Bagri Foundation. With this introduction you will be initiated to geometries and patterns of the Islamic world expressed in different cultures and eras – Mamluk, Persian, Mughal, Moorish and Ottoman. Different tutors cover each topic offering wide experiences and knowledge.

5 & 12 April: Introduction & Mamluk Geometry with Tom Bree.

19 & 26 April: Ottoman Geometry with Mahmud Manning.

10 & 17 May: Mughal Geometry with Amber Khokhar.

24 & 31 May: Moorish  Geometry with Daniel Docherty

7 & 14 June: Persian Geometry with Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh.

*Please note there is no class on Wednesday 3 May.

All materials are provided on this course.

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.

Tom Bree, Mahmud Manning, Amber Khokhar, Daniel Docherty, Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh

Tom Bree
Tom is a geometer-artist, teacher and writer. He completed his MA at the School in 2003. Since, he has been researching and teaching in the area of geometry and symbolism on the Open and MA programmes and on his own courses in the UK and abroad.


Mahmud Manning
Mahmud is an Urbanist and Illuminator who trained at The Prince of Wales’s  Institute of Architecture (V.I.T.A. MA) and at the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, where he honed his skills of TES-HIB under two Turkish Masters, Semih Irtes and Mamure Oz.


Amber Khokhar
Amber is a visual artist with a wealth of teaching experience. Working with ceramic plate decoration, ceramic tiles, miniature painting and textiles, she has notably designed a carpet for the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace inspired by traditional floral motifs.


Daniel Docherty
Daniel received his City and Guilds Basketry Diploma in 2003 and his MA from The Prince's School of Traditional Arts in 2004. Since then, he has lived between Australia and the UK, teaching, lecturing, and undertaking extensive research into the practice and philosophy of sacred geometry.


Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh
Farkhondeh is an Iranian artist based in London. Her work explores the disciplines of Persian poetry manuscripts, sacred geometry and Persian miniatures. She has worked both as an academic and an artist in Iran, America and Europe. She was awarded the Jerwood prize for Islamic traditional art in 2011.

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