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Islamic Art: The Mastery of Geometry

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop

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The Loop, Downtown/Loop
37 S Wabash Ave
Btwn E Monroe & E Madison Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Building and room: SP310
Course number 1460
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this art history class:

From the 7th century origins of Islam to the present, geometry has played a dominant role in Islamic art and design, unifying a vast and diverse region over many dynamic centuries. Plane geometry—circles, triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons, and their segments—underpin the non-figural decoration of both objects and structures in Islamic art. This course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice of geometry in Islamic art. 

With a compass and ruler, students will learn how to construct geometric designs based on Islamic decorative principles. Alongside a practical engagement with producing Islamic geometric designs, students will learn about the history of Islamic geometry through prominent examples drawn from mosques, palaces, manuscripts, furniture, and other objects.

Each class will begin with a lecture on the history and geometric principles of a particular pattern, followed by a step-by-step tutorial in constructing the design. Designs will increase in complexity over the course, gradually building student confidence and mastery.

This class will include visits to the Islamic Art galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago museum, focusing on pieces currently on display as a source for inspiration, discussion, and recreation.

Reminder: This one-week intensive meets Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with opportunities to work evenings in supervised studios.

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited degree programs as well as Continuing Studies programs for adults and children, ages 4-18. Considered one of the most influential art and design schools in the world, SAIC has continuing studies programs available to all skill levels. Students develop their creative and critical abilities while working with renowned faculty, utilizing state-of-the-art resources, and visiting the breath-taking galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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FOR ADULTS:
  • 100 percent tuition refund prior to the second class.
  • No refunds will be issued after the second class.
FOR KIDS:
  • 100 percent tuition refund prior to Friday, May 13.
  • 100 percent tuition refund less $100 cancellation fee after May 13 and prior to the second class.
  • No refunds will be issued after the second class has met.
Any requests for exceptions to the cancellation policy as stated above must be submitted in writing and accompanied by the school's refund exception form which will be sent to you by CourseHorse after we receive your request.

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