Design & Patterning
Paul offers a five class series for both kids and adults in the principles of Islamic geometric design. Using nothing but a compass and a straight edge, participants will learn to make their own mandalas and tessellations (interlocking tile patterns). The techniques taught are simple and readily learned, regardless of "artistic skill" or previous experience. After completing the series, students will be able to create their own original patterns. Launch your personal journey of discovery within the circle and explore the infinite variations possible. Studio Classes are limited to five students and are held at Paul's home.
Student Testimonials from the Public Schools
"I thought it looked too hard, but he taught me how to make my own mandala designs!" -Rhiana B.
"I would suggest this class to every art teacher. This activity exposed me to a very little known art" -Nathan C.
"It was valuable to see pictures instead of just hearing information, and Paul made learning about another culture fun!" -Caitlin F.
"We learned how to draw objects that aren't common in our culture, and we learned a lot about Islamic people."
"I learned that it takes a lot of time and effort to make just one Islamic drawing." -Students at Manhattan Middle School
I learned a new technique that I knew nothing about." -Gordon P.