Introduction to Materials and Geometry

calligraphy classes with Joumana Medlej

14 janv 2015
4 févr 2015

This short course is a practical introduction to art materials and the basics of geometry.

Wednesdays 18:00 – 20:00, Course Cost: £95
To register, please email info@arabbritishcentre.org.uk or call on 020 7832 1310

Color and materials - Joumana Medlej

Students with no artistic background will get grounding in basic tools and accessible materials. This will be done in the framework of learning Geometry, which is relevant both to Kufi calligraphy and as an art form in its own right. The aim is not to go in-depth with the materials but to provide a starting base that is enough for students to work with, and to identify their preferred medium.

Sessions are entirely hands-on. In each session, students will begin with geometry, learning to construct up to 12-sided figures using a ruler and compass. They will then learn about materials by working with them directly on what they have just drawn. They will start with modern materials, which are widely available and easy to use, and end by sampling traditional materials such as paper staining, gold leaf, and egg tempera.

Introduction to Materials and Geometry is designed to complement the Creative Calligraphy course, but is separate and optional. It is useful to take it first, but can equally be taken on its own if you have previously attended a course with Joumana. No previous art skills are required.

Paper and certain specialized materials will be provided in the course. For the rest, a list of what is needed (and recommended shops) will be provided upon signing up, so students can choose their own brands and colours.