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.

Islamic Illumination Painting: The Nishan (Ensign) Pattern

Rs. 1500

Course Outline Description: 

Study elements of Islamic illumination design. Learn to traceand transfer the design. Paint the motif following stepsof centuries old traditional illumination art using gouache paints.

Date: 19th June 2021
Time: 15:00 – 17:30 PST
Venue: Online Zoom Session
Tutor: Alefiya Abbas Ali
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. Hot pressed, smooth finished paper (Arches, Fabiano Artistica, Daler Rowney, Wasli or any good quality paper available just make sure it is thick and smooth)
  2. Tracing paper (motif should be traced beforehand)
  3. steel spoon, coin
  4. Paper tape
  5. Pencils H,2B
  6. Gouache paints (red, blue and white)
  7. Gold gouache paint/poster color/gold pallate (important)
  8. Black ink (calligraphy/sumi/black watercolor)
  9. Watercolors
  10. Fine tip Round Brushes (0,1,2)
  11. Water container, color palette, paper towels
  12. Tea stain (2-3 tea bags dipped in half cup of hot water. Cool it down before the session
  13. Flat brush (1-2inches wide)

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

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

Draw & Paint a Tree of Life of Makli

1500

Course Outline Description: 

Employing a combination of freehand and geometric elements, students in this class learn to draw and paint the Tree of Life depicted in the stone carvings on the tomb of Jam Nizamuddin II, found at the Makli Necropolis (1510) in Thatta, Pakistan.  

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 water colour paper- hot or cold press as per individual’s preference. Water colour paper will need to be tea stained before class commences (Please find attached YouTube link on how to stain paper. Don’t worry if it looks patchy and isn’t very evenly stained).
  2. Alternatively, students may use any buff/stone coloured watercolour paper (Canson Mi-Tientes is one option)
  3. Tracing paper
  4. Pencils, 2B and 2H or H
  5. Masking tape
  6. Watercolour, fine hairbrush. Natural hair preferred. 0, 1 and 3 (Winsor Newton 7 Series; tutor recommended)
  7. Watercolour or gouache paints (burnt umber, ultramarine & white)
  8. 2 Jars of water
  9. Tissue or blotting paper
  10. Compass, ruler and eraser

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.

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.

Eight Fold Rosette 13 Feb 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: 13th February 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 13:30 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.