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Students graduate at Jameel House of Traditional Arts | Cairo

News 24 September 2019

Students graduate at Jameel House of Traditional Arts | Cairo

This was the ninth cohort of students to graduate from the two-year traditional arts programme, delivered by the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts in the old town of Cairo. A Mamluk chandelier and ceramics evoking medieval Islamic motifs were among the highlights of the pieces on show. 21 students in total celebrated their graduation in the presence of Dr Fathy Abdel Wahab, head of the Cultural Development Fund, as well as several distinguished guests from Egypt's cultural scene, friends and family members.

The education programme delivered by the School of Traditional Arts teaches young Egyptians classes in traditional Islamic geometry, drawing, colour harmony and arabesques studies, as well as specialised training in ceramics, glass and gypsum, metalwork and woodwork. The programme develops students’ abilities to apply the design skills and crafts techniques learnt during the programme to contemporary design and the restoration of monuments.

We congratulate all of the 21 graduating students who have produced high quality pieces of work. We extend our thanks to our local partners for a very successful programme and exhibition.

Participants have already been chosen for the 2019-2021 programme beginning in October. If you are interested in applying for the course next year or learning more about the centre and its courses and events, please click here to learn more.