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Inspired by Islamic Art Workshops

November 4, 2020 – November 18, 2020
Wednesdays, 5-7 PM (GMT)
For the first workshop on November 4, please register through the link provided.

Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ


The Leighton House Museum in London launches a serie of four workshops as part of their #LearningfromHome programme. Teaching artist Laurelie Rae, based in Istanbul, joins students to discover the stylistic connections between the British Arts & Crafts Movement and Islamic Art, mainly focusing on how the former was inspired by the latter’s key principles. The workshops will learn about the techniques and styles of making traditional motifs and patterns, inspired by the Leighton House Museum’s own Arab Hall.

SESSION 1: Carnations, Cypress and Vases Wednesday 4 November 5 – 7pm
SESSION 2: Tulips and Roses Wednesday 11 November, 5 – 7pm
SESSION 3: Cloud Watching and Rumi Wednesday 18 November, 5-7pm
SESSION 4: Grapes and Pomegranates

Each session will require some materials, such as ruler, pencil, eraser, compass, tracing paper, sketchbook/ paper, coloured pencils or small watercolour set and brush. All members of the public are invited to join.


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