Islamic Art: The Mastery of Geometry

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Course Details
Price:
$625 4 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Jun 01, 6:00pm - Jul 08, 8:30pm Central Time (12 sessions)

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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this art history class:

This hands-on course will teach you how to construct the geometric shapes that have played a dominant role in Islamic art and design over the centuries. With a compass and ruler, you will learn how to create the circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and their segments that underpin the non-figural decoration of both objects and structures in Islamic art. 

Each class will begin with a lecture on the history and geometric principles of a particular pattern, followed by a step-by-step tutorial in constructing the design. 

Visits to the Islamic Art galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago museum focusing on pieces currently on display will act as a source for inspiration and discussion


A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited degree programs as well as Continuing Studies programs for adults and children, ages 4-18. Considered one of the most influential art and design schools in the world, SAIC has continuing studies programs available to all skill levels. Students develop their creative and critical abilities while working with renowned faculty, utilizing state-of-the-art resources, and visiting the breath-taking galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago.



Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
FOR ADULTS:
  • 100 percent tuition refund one week prior to first class.
  • No refunds will be issued less that one week prior to first class.
FOR KIDS:
  • 100 percent tuition refund prior to Friday, May 13.
  • 100 percent tuition refund less $100 cancellation fee after May 13 and prior to the second class.
  • No refunds will be issued after the second class has met.
Any requests for exceptions to the cancellation policy as stated above must be submitted in writing and accompanied by the school's refund exception form which will be sent to you by CourseHorse after we receive your request.
Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 8:30pm Central Time TBD 12 $625
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Jun 03 6:00pm - 8:30pm Central Time TBD
Tue, Jun 08 6:00pm - 8:30pm Central Time TBD
Thu, Jun 10 6:00pm - 8:30pm Central Time TBD
Tue, Jun 15 6:00pm - 8:30pm Central Time TBD
Thu, Jun 17 6:00pm - 8:30pm Central Time TBD
Tue, Jun 22 6:00pm - 8:30pm Central Time TBD
Thu, Jun 24 6:00pm - 8:30pm Central Time TBD
Tue, Jun 29 6:00pm - 8:30pm Central Time TBD
Thu, Jul 01 6:00pm - 8:30pm Central Time TBD
Tue, Jul 06 6:00pm - 8:30pm Central Time TBD
Thu, Jul 08 6:00pm - 8:30pm Central Time TBD

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