Master Class: Drawing Moroccan Geometric Patterns

Join VAWAA Artist and multidisciplinary craftsman Hamza for a 2-hour long sacred Moroccan geometric patterns drawing master class. On Wednesday, May 13, at 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4), we'll explore the symmetry of the 12 fold family. Using basic geometric instruments like compass and ruler, we'll construct one of the famous geometric plaster patterns found on the front gate of the Madrasa Bou Inania - a 14th Century Koranic school in Fes Medina. 

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What you'll need

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 link and details to join via email a few hours before it begins.

About Hamza

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.