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Islamic Art: The Mastery of Geometry

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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This hands-on course will teach you how to construct the geometric shapes that have played a dominant role in Islamic art and design over th

What You'll Get

This hands-on course will teach you how to construct the geometric shapes that have played a dominant role in Islamic art and design over the centuries. With a compass and ruler, you will learn how to create the circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and their segments that underpin the non-figural decoration of both objects and structures in Islamic art. 

Each class will begin with a lecture on the history and geometric principles of a particular pattern, followed by a step-by-step tutorial in constructing the design. 

Visits to the Islamic Art galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago museum focusing on pieces currently on display will act as a source for inspiration and discussion


A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited degree programs as well as Continuing Studies programs for adults and children, ages 4-18. Considered one of the most influential art and design schools in the world, SAIC has continuing studies programs available to all skill levels. Students develop their creative and critical abilities while working with renowned faculty, utilizing state-of-the-art resources, and visiting the breath-taking galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Class Starting Saturday, February 01

6 sessions

  • Saturday, February 01, 10:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Saturday, February 08, 10:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Saturday, February 15, 10:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Saturday, February 22, 10:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Saturday, February 29, 10:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Saturday, March 07, 10:00AM- 4:00PM

Building and room: Sharp 1215
Course number 2373

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