Alhambra

Inspired by the Alhambra: Divine Unity and the Order of Nature

Subjects

Calligraphy, Geometry, Lectures, Painting

Dates

19 April 2021-
23 April 2021

Location

Online

Springtime Geometry School 2021

About

The Alhambra reflects the Order of Nature in architectural form. Its surfaces and volumes are adorned with light, colour, and poetry, bringing together the three languages of Islamic art – geometry, islimi, and calligraphy – in exquisite unity.

Join us online for a week to explore and contemplate the transcendent beauty of the Alhambra and its gardens. Engage with its proportions and patterns, construct muqarnas, and explore the biomorphic designs spiralling across the walls. Contemplate the symbolism of the Islamic Garden and discover how flowing water was incorporated into the design of the complex. Learn how geometry, biomorph, and calligraphy speak together in unity.

Discover and rediscover this stunning monument of Islamic art through practical drawing exercises, artist demonstrations, lectures, and conversation with experts.

Information about presenters and sessions will be released in the coming weeks.

Who is this programme for?

Some knowledge of geometry will be useful, but all are welcome to attend. You must be aged 18 or over to participate in our online programmes.

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday, 19-23 April 2021

How do I participate?

Sessions will be taught live via Zoom; all sessions will be recorded, meaning you can join us from wherever you are in the world!

The Springtime School will be supported by an online learning environment, Thinkific, where students can watch event recordings, explore additional materials and interact with experts and fellow participants throughout the week.

What materials do I need?

Materials will be specified well in advance of the start date.

Do you offer concessions?

Full-time students and OAPS can apply for a 15% discount.

MA/MPhil/PhD graduates of The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts are also eligible for concessions.

Concessions cannot be applied in retrospect. To receive a concession, please apply via our online form. We will then send you a discount code to use when booking your space.

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

No refunds, unless cancelled by the School. If you cancel up to 1 week before the workshop starts, we can offer a transfer to another workshop of equivalent value, subject to availability.

Can I buy recordings instead of attending?

No. We encourage you to attend the course in real time to really benefit from instruction. Students on the course can watch recordings of each session on our online learning platform for a limited time.

Recordings cannot be purchased separately if the course is fully booked or if the course has already started.

Tips:

You must download the Zoom app and create a free account before the class begins, so that you can use the full range of features:

  • You can create your free account here

  • You can download the Zoom app onto your computer or device here

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