3 days of Islamic Tile Making Workshops: Paper Card Tile Making

3 days of Islamic Tile Making Workshops: Paper Card Tile Making

17th August 2018

CAC in partnership with The Arts Society Colchester & ECC Cultural Development Fund presents: 3 days of Islamic Tile Making Workshops
17th, 23rd, 29th August

An invitation to young carers, looked after children and children from low income families to enjoy 3 days of cultural creative activity with artist and designer Lateefa. Lateefa studied at the Princes Foundation in the Building Arts where she was introduced to Islamic geometry. She has travelled extensively in the Middle East and is a founding member of educational art collective Art of Islamic Pattern.

Friday 17th August
Paper Card Tile Making: 1-day workshop constructing a geometric pattern with compass and ruler on card and decorating. The finished designs with permission of the young artists will be displayed at Colchester Arts Centre for the holiday period.

Thursday 23rd August
Earthenware Tile making workshop: Making tiles out of clay using plaster bats and wooden frames. The tiles will be left to air-dry then bisque fired in a kiln.

Wednesday 29th August
Final preparations to be made to your wonderful pieces. The tiles will be glazed and taken back to Lateefa’s studio for a final firing. The finished tiles will be ready for you to collect at a later date from Colchester Arts Centre.

A word from the artist: “Working with the simple tools of compass and ruler to create such complex and beautiful designs brings the student a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. When the students bring their tiles together to create a larger pattern there is a feeling of belonging and togetherness. Working with clay is a wonderfully healing medium, transforming a soft lump of clay to a precious hardy tile is a very gratifying process from start to finish”.

All workshops 10am-3pm

Suitable for 7+ years up

To reserve a place please email Rosie@colchesterartscentre.com with your contact details.

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