Islamic art is known for its use of intricate geometric designs on buildings, ceramics, and other artworks. Muslims inherited geometry from Greek scholars and developed it further to create designs based on the relationships of points, lines, and angles. Measurements in nature often follow mathematical patterns as well, which inspired Muslim artists to explore these connections.

This workshop for adults explores the structure of geometry and its role in nature and science. Simple geometric shapes develop into more-complex designs inspired by the rich tradition of Islamic art. Complete your work using paint on canvas as you learn about color theory and how to select tints and shades.

About the Instructor
Fariba Abedin received her BA in architecture from Massachusetts College of Art and her MEd from Connecticut State University. Born in Iran, she was exposed to its rich culture and art during childhood and remembers the beauty of the tile and mirror works in mosques and monuments. Her own art is influenced by her Iranian heritage, represented in a contemporary style.

Tickets 
$30 Members of the MFAH & Asia Society Texas Center
$35 Nonmembers
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Event Location: Asia Society Texas Center | 1370 Southmore Blvd.


Tickets for Islamic Geometry with Fariba Abedin: A Workshop at Asia Society Texas Center
Saturday, December 16, 2017 1 p.m.

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This workshop is co-presented with Asia Society Texas Center.