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  • Maiwa Loft #6-1666 Johnston Street Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S2 Canada (map)

With Eric Broug

$295 [Includes $25 lab fee] Class limit 16. Oct 30, 31 (Mon, Tue) 10am-4pm.

The beauty of Islamic geometric designs and the breathtaking skill of the craftspeople who created them are admired the world over. The intricacy and artistry of the patterns can seem almost beyond the powers of human ingenuity.

In this workshop Eric Broug will introduce students to the process by which these complex designs were achieved. The genius of the art lies in its simplicity. Most designs are created using only a ruler and compass—no mathematical equations are needed.

Eric will showcase inspirational examples from both architecture and the textile world before leading students through a series of designs.

In this two-day class, students will also be guided through a larger project. By playing to their own strengths and preferences, each student can work independently. Through adherence to some basic rules, the individual works may be combined to show how the group result is much more than the sum of its parts.

Eric will also give a lecture.

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Eric Broug originally from the Netherlands, received his masters degree in the history of Islamic art and architecture from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He runs Broug Ateliers for Islamic Architecture, Arts and Crafts in Yorkshire, which creates contemporary Islamic art. Eric is the author of several books on Islamic geometric design and the host of a TED-ed lesson. He also teaches and lectures internationally. Currently Eric lives in the UK.

Earlier Event: October 30
Later Event: November 2