Drawing Moroccan Geometric Patterns
- April 25, 2020
- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
As we wait to go on immersive creative adventures again, join VAWAA Artist and multidisciplinary craftsman Hamza for a sacred Moroccan geometric patterns drawing session. On Saturday, April 25, at 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4), we'll be learning about the different designs of Islamic and Jewish art found in many of Morocco's traditional buildings, mosques and synagogues. Using basic geometric instruments like compass and ruler, we'll learn how to draw sacred geometry with applications in a variety of easy patterns. We'll reconnect a week later, on Saturday, May 2, at 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4), to share creations, learnings, and feedback.
What you'll need
All you'll need is a compass, pencil, ruler, paper (A4 or A3), eraser, sharpener, and coloring pencils.
How to join
We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. We'll send you the link and details to join via email a few hours before it begins.
Hamza is an Andalusian Oud musician, a geometer, brass-smith, bookbinder, paper-maker, paper-marbler and founder of a crafts studio dedicated to Moroccan arts and crafts in Fes. He comes from a multigenerational family of artisans and passing on crafts knowledge is a family culture. He apprenticed under his father and traveled around 15 countries crafting and learning from masters. Now his mission is to continue this legacy and help people around the world connect with old Moroccan crafts. His traditional art revolves around the art of Compass & Ruler. With those two instruments, he draws and traces Moorish and Islamic geometric patterns, etches and engraves them on brass and copper trays and embosses them on leather book covers.
Visit his artist page to learn more about his in-person VAWAA.
Sessions are ticketed to support artists, makers and our small team. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, please reach out. We may have a generous participant who has paid it forward and would ask that you pay the love forward by sharing online sessions with 3 new friends.