University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Islamic Design: Primer and Practicum

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Instructor:
Violante de Sant Sebastian


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA73 October 4, 2008
Crs #:
103
Date:
Sat Oct 04
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
2 hrs
Credits:
2
Attendees:
2/∞
Room:
Course Category:
Arts & Sciences
Track:
No track assigned
Description
Spiff your stuff with intricate patterns from medieval Islamic art.  How to adapt calligraphy, interlaced designs, scrolling vines, and even (gasp!) figural depictions to embellish anything too slow to escape.  While class exercises are taken from Moorish Spain, the underlying concepts and principles apply throughout the Arab-speaking world.  Knowledge of geometry is helpful but not required.  Students should bring a compass, ruler, graph paper, eraser,  a #2/HB pencil and a 4H pencil.