8-fold Octagon tile from Wazir Khan Mosque – Lahore

Rs. 1500

Course Outline Description: 

Learn to draw tessellate and paint the tile from Wazir Khan Mosque using any 2 combinations of your choice (black and white or shades of blue)

Date: 1st May 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm  PST
Venue: Online Zoom Session
Tutor: Samrah Inam
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. Drawing paper – size A3 x 2
  2. Water colour paper x 1
  3. Tracing paper A3 x 1
  4. 2H 2B or HB pencils 
  5. Good quality compass 
  6. 6- and 12-inch ruler and eraser 
  7. Marker or fine tipped pens 
  8. Water container 
  9. Masking tape 
  10. Colour palette 
  11. Spoon or coin 
  12. Paint brushes 1, 2 and 5 
  13. Paints-gouache or Watercolours 
  14. Piece of cloth

Eight-fold Rosette – extracting the central stars and octagon. 08 May 2021

Rs. 1500

Course Outline Description: 

In this course we will begin with a single eight-fold rosette and learn to tesselate four of them into a square tile formation, allowing the internal pattern of stars and octagons to automatically emerge.  A variation of this tessellation can be found in the wall ornamentation at the shrine of Sachal Sarmast, in Daraza Sharif, Sindh. 

Date: 08th May 2021
Time: 15:00 – 17:30 PST
Venue: Online Zoom Session
Tutor: Sana Habib
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. Drawing paper – size a3 (since the pattern is tessellated a larger paper size is preferable)
  2. 2H or HB pencils
  3. Good quality compass
  4. 6- and 12-inch ruler and eraser
  5. Colour pencils or fine tipped marker for outlining. 

Mehrab-o-Taq (12-Fold geometry pattern from Shah Jahan Thatta, Sindh)

1500

Course Outline Description: 

Learn to draw the variety of classic Islamic geometry pattern shapes derived from basic grid of squares and hexagon, the pattern is used in arches and niche of Shah Jahan Masjid, Thatta in Sindh Pakistan. With basic tools on A3 paper preferably any sketch paper. 

Date: 7th Aug 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 PST
Venue: Online Zoom Session
Tutor: Dilshad Asif
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. A Standard Compass.
  2. A3 paper (minimum 5 papers)
  3. Tracing paper (minimum 4 tracing paper)
  4. Pencil (2H and 2B)
  5. Ruler (30 cm is ideal)
  6. Eraser
  7. Pencil Sharpener
  8. Masking tape
  9. A flat surface to draw on.

Illumination flower Painting

1500

Course Outline Description: 

Paint the pattern with shell gold or gold poster paints or gold gouache on a coloured paper (black, blue, grey, dark red and etc. A4 size) preferably canson. Learn how floral/ biomorphic designs can be used in Illumination manuscripts, with the help of simple geometry.

Date: 31st July 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST
Venue: Online Zoom Session
Tutor: Hira Kamil
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. colour paper (canson, pastel paper smooth paper)
  2. Tracing paper with the pattern traced on it with any HB pencil for drawing 2B.
  3. Steel spoon, coin
  4. Paper tape
  5. Brushes 0,00,1
  6. Paints: shell gold (if available) gold poster colour or gold gouache
  7. 2 Jars of water
  8. Tissues
  9. Compass, ruler and eraser
  10. Soft pastel or pigments powder for carbon the design.

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

An Introduction to Egg Tempera Painting Practices

1500

Course Outline Description: 

The medium of choice for medieval and early Renaissance painters, egg tempera creates a luminous, glowing finish that is unmatched by any other medium. 

In this session, students will be introduced to, and have an opportunity to explore this little-known medium.

Date: 17th July 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 PST
Venue: Online Zoom Session
Tutor: Amna Fraz
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. Heavy, hot press/smooth watercolour paper (300gms recommended)
  2. Tracing paper with the pattern traced on it with a B pencil 
  3. 2H or H pencil
  4. Masking tape
  5. Watercolour, fine hair brushes. Natural hair preferred. 00, 1, 3 and 5 (Winsor Newton 7 Series; tutor recommended)
  6. Flat brush (anywhere between size 4 and 7) 
  7. Gouache or watercolour TUBE paints
  8. Will be needing 1 refrigerated egg but best of have a couple of spares at hand
  9. 9.Bowl (to separate egg yolk and white over)
  10. 10.Small, clean, transparent bottle with at least 1″ wide neck
  11. 2 jars of water
  12. Tissuesor blotting paper 

Learn to make basic process of Marquetry using alternative materials.

1500

Course Outline Description: 

Learn how to accurately transfer, cut and paste shapes out of colored card using Marquetry techniques applied to geometric design. Use two to three sheets of colored card (dark, medium, light) to cut out shapes that combine to form the geometric pattern drawn on your base sheet (can be: plain card) when pasted directly on to it in the correct sequence. Understand how the process you have been introduced to compares with marquetry using real wood veneers.   

Date: 26th June 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST
Venue: Online Zoom Session
Tutor: Shujauddin Khalifa
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. Coloured card 3 sheets total: 1 dark, 1 medium, 1 light
  2. 1 Sheet Plain card /cartridge paper/boxboard.
  3. Tracing paper with the pattern traced on it with any B pencil
  4. Steel spoon, coin
  5. Paper tape
  6. Pencils one each: 3H or harder, 2B, HB
  7. Waterproof pointer 0.3 or finer
  8. Paper cutter/ Exacto-knife.
  9. Tissues
  10. Compass
  11. Plastic ruler
  12. Steel ruler
  13. Eraser
  14. Glue stick

12 – Fold Geometric Pattern from Bhit Shah.

1500

Course Outline Description: 

We will be looking at how the same basic design can be tessellated with a square, triangle and a hexagon, and then painted with cool and warm balance of colours.

Date: 29th May 2021
Time: 3:00pm to 5:30pm PST
Venue: Online Zoom Session
Tutor: Fatimah Agha
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. A compass (recommended compass is the Rotoring Master Bow)
  2. A ruler
  3. Range of Pencils (6B-4H)
  4. Tracing paper 5. Zero Eraser or equivalent
  5. Optional ‒ Coloured pencils.
  6. Optional ‒ Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)
  7. Canson paper or any water colour paper
  8. Water colours or gouache paints
  9. Masking tape
  10. Watercolour brushes #1 and #4
  11. A4 printer paper for blotching and testing
  12. Water container with water

Mehrab-o-Taq (12-Fold geometry pattern from Shah Jahan Thatta, Sindh)

1500

Course Outline Description: 

Learn to draw the variety of classic Islamic geometry pattern shapes derived from basic grid of squares and hexagon, the pattern is used in arches and niche of Shah Jahan Masjid, Thatta in Sindh Pakistan. With basic tools on A3 paper preferably any sketch paper.

Date: 5th June 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST
Venue: Online Zoom Session
Tutor: Dilshad Asif
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. A Standard Compass. 
  2. A3 paper (minimum 5 papers) 
  3. Tracing paper (minimum 4 tracing paper) 
  4. Pencil (2H and 2B)  
  5. Ruler (30 cm is ideal)
  6. Eraser 
  7. Pencil Sharpener  
  8. Masking tape  
  9. A flat surface to draw on.

Illumination flower Painting

1500

Course Outline Description: 

Paint the pattern with shell gold or gold poster paints or gold gouache on a coloured paper (black, blue, grey, dark red and etc. A4 size) preferably canson. Learn how floral/ biomorphic designs can be used in Illumination manuscripts, with the help of simple geometry.

Date: 22nd May 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST
Venue: Online Zoom Session
Tutor: Hira Kamil
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. colour paper (canson, pastel paper smooth paper)
  2. Tracing paper with the pattern traced on it with any HB pencil for drawing 2B.
  3. Steel spoon, coin 
  4. Paper tape
  5. Brushes 0,00,1
  6. Paints: shell gold (if available) gold poster colour or gold gouache 
  7. Paints: shell gold (if available) gold poster colour or gold gouache 
  8. Tissues 
  9. Compass, ruler and eraser
  10. soft pastel or pigments powder for carbon the design.