6-fold pattern from Mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam.

1500

Course Outline Description: 

Learn to draw, tessellate and paint a six-fold geometric construction, variations of which can be found across simple and complex designs within Islamic art and architecture.

In this course, you will learn to draw and evolve a simple six-fold pattern into the complex tessellation form as seen in the shrine of Shah Rukne Alam in Multan. You will also learn to paint the pattern with water colour or gouache in a way that is able to recreate the effect as visible in the traditional colours of the art and architecture of the region.

Pattern detail:

  • Multan, Mausoleum Rukn-e-Alam
  • Multan (Punjab, Pakistan),
  • Mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam
  • (built 1320/24 under Sultan Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughluq; transfer of the remains of Rukn-e-Alam, saint of the Sufi order, in 1334; octagonal brick building with decorative tiling and dome).
Date: 10th July 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST
Venue: Online Zoom Session
Tutor: Maryum Cheema
Fee: Rs. 1500 (for Pakistani students – this is a subsidised fee to promote learning of art and culture in Pakistan)
USD 25 (for foreign students)

Materials required for this course:

  1. Paper (the tutor will be using A4 paper – 8.3 x 11.7 inches (Preferably Arches or Canson watercolour paper or any water colour paper (300g)
  2. Water colours or gouache paints
  3. Tracing paper (this is essential)
  4. Masking tape
  5. Ruler (30 cm is ideal)
  6. A standard compass (we recommend Rotring, Ecobra or Staedtler etc.)
  7. Pencils (2H and 2B)
  8. Eraser and tissue paper or cotton cloth
  9. Pencil sharpener
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    Account Number: 50107900456755
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