Biomorphic Design

Dates and Timings:

10th February 2020 – 21st February 2020 (Field trip on 11th February 2020 which will be for the full day)

Monday to Friday

Class timings: 08:30 – 13:30

Workshop and studios stay open till 16:30 for self-study

Fee: Rs. 20,000.00 (does not include field trip, materials and course book)

Course description:

This practical course introduces styles of decoration based on plant forms that were developed and refined during Islam’s Golden Age and transmitted through different dynasties including the Ilkhanid, Timurid, Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires. Governed by geometric principles as well as the growth patterns of nature, these abstract floral and foliate motifs embellish and adorn the beautiful masterpieces of Pakistan’s cultural heritage.


• To develop skills in drawing.

• To learn to stylise and abstract forms through methods of structural analysis.

• To control and refine line quality in drawn, painted, and crafted works.

• To explore and apply symmetries, e.g. reflection, rotation, and glide in the context of biomorphic designs.

• To learn to apply colour in ways that complement and enhance biomorphic motifs and compositions.

• To understand principles of nature as applied in biomorphic composition.

• To be introduced to a variety of media.

• To learn to adapt stylised designs to different media at the appropriate scale.

• To make informed choices related to mark-making and appropriate media usage in their own work.

Materials for each attendee:

• A3 drawing pads, with pencils and a variety of drawing materials.
• 000 Winsor and Newton sable brush
• 0 Winsor and Newton sable brush
• 2 sheets A1 drawing paper
• 5-10 sheets A3 tracing paper
• Palett0e
• Water container

Student Testimonials

Amazing Experience – excellent class – really like the way the teacher teaches

Fareeha Yousuf

The teachers and their knowledge is so great that anyone would want to come back-looking forward for more programmes, degrees and courses in traditional arts.

Memona Aly

Course was very comprehensive for 2 hours- tutor was excellent taught in a simple easy was- would like to see more of these courses – want to bring friends along- would like to take a course in ceramics as well as other traditional arts.

Shamama Hasany

The courses offered here are hardly available anywhere else with the acre and quality I got here-enjoyed how timely the course was taught and everything was perfectly managed

Hani Javed

Arts calms my corporate furore down- Highly satisfied more interested in evening classes because of my day job

Heba Moeen

Really nice to learn geometry skills in the easy way

Rubab Bashir

will recommend it to my friends to attend as it is different from other courses and very interesting- There should be more such courses which highlight more our culture

Sapna Jatoi

I have been waiting to learn this for so long for these courses- I would like more courses

Rakhsinda Arshad

Need more diploma courses-Need more time-informative

Safia Bilal