An Introduction to Islamic Geometry

This full day workshop will serve as an introduction to Islamic geometric patterns. Participants will learn about the different families of patterns and draw a pattern for each, using the same methods craftsmen have been using across the Islamic world for centuries.

You will learn how to transfer the patterns onto watercolour paper and embellish them with a double weave. If time permits, you may choose a favourite pattern to colour or paint.

Participants will receive a handout package with instructions for pattern construction.

Workshop Instructor: Bastou Bacharach. Read his PROFILE or visit 


Lunch included

($15 material fee to be paid on the day of the workshop)

Saturday, November 17 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, March 31 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

To register call (613) 464-2105 

Bastou exemplifies precision and attention to detail in both his art and instruction. An excellent class and a new skill that I will apply in my own life. – Ben Hendry