Persian-Islamic Patterns

The Six-day Course on Persian-Islamic Patterns

1. Introduction
2. Program details
3. Recommended Sources for Pre-reading
4. Fee Payment
5. Teaching Outcomes
6. Requirements
7. Certification
8. Required Documents
9. Registration

1. Introduction

Islamic art is a mystical and marvelous form of art spread widely geographically, across various nations. Iranian art, as a sub-category of Islamic art, has had an influential role in Islamic history and used to be the dominant form of art in many Islamic territories. Iranian Islamic art developed out of the beliefs, traditions, customs and lifestyles of the inhabitants of these areas. Iranian Islamic art always applies a symbolic language which shows philosophical truths governing the civilization of the ancient land of Iran.
In this course, which is taught by a well-known artist, you will become familiar with the world of Iranian-Islamic patterns. You will visit several places with beautiful and great patterns such as Masumeh holy shrine, different traditional made mosques in Isfahan and the biggest hand writing books library in middle east which you can see the books filled with Tazhibs (Illumination) and Miniatures to feel the beauty and aesthetics of these patterns and learn how to draw some of them in the traditional way that was drawn a few centuries ago.
Course instructor: Mohammed Hussein Aghamiri
Mr. Mohammad Hussein Aghamiri was born on 1972. He has learned Miniature and Illumination from his uncle Mohammad Bagher Aghamiri one of the great Islamic traditional painters in Iran. Taking part in Internal and international exhibitions and teaching in different Iranian university as well as abroad is only part of his accomplishment. Wining the first price of Iran art festival for 2 years, first price in International Quran Exhibition and first place in Burda Abu Dhabi International Exhibition is among his many achievements.

2. Program details

City / Visits Evening Morning Date
Qom ————————-  Arrival 22 July
Lady Fatima Al-Masumeh holy Shrine
Artistic visit of Lady Fatima Al-Masumeh holy Shrine and its museum
First Persian-Islamic patterns workshop 23 July
Marashi Njafi library
Visiting the biggest hand writing book Library in middle east
Second Persian-Islamic patterns workshop
Third Persian-Islamic patterns workshop
Trip to Isfahan
24 July
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfallah mosque
Imam mosque
Ali Qapu palace
Artistic visit of Naqsh-e Jahan square and its buildings
Fourth Persian-Islamic patterns workshop
Fifth Persian-Islamic patterns workshop 25 July
Si-o-se-pol Bridge
Khaju Bridge Jamih mosque
Artistic visit of traditional bridges in Isfahan
Sixth Persian-Islamic patterns workshop
Seventh Persian-Islamic patterns workshop 26 July
Jamih mosque
Hasht Behest palace
Chehel sotoun palace
Artistic visit of traditional buildings in Isfahan Eighth Persian-Islamic patterns workshop
27 July
 Bazar 28 July

3. Recommended Sources for Pre-reading

  1. Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250 / Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Marilyn Jenkins / Yale University Press
  2. The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250–1800 / Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom / Yale University Press
  3. Vision of Islam / Sachiko Murata ,William Chittick / Tauris Publishers

4. Fee Payment

Fee    ‎€670 

  • The six-day program fee (Except Flight and Visa payments) includes airport transfers, program transport and travel, housing arrangements, meals, lectures and presentations, program pamphlets or handbook, visits to museums, historical sites and art centers.
  • All hotel rooms are booked as double. For a single room, it is needed to pay additional money: 32 euro per night.
  • €300 will be charged for those that want to take part in the program without any accommodation. This kind of payment would only include the fees for lectures and presentations, program pamphlets or handbook, visits to museums, historical sites, and art centers.
  • 100 euro must be paid as a deposit on booking in order to confirm the applicant’s place on the course. The balance must be paid IN CASH in Iran before the start of the course. Deposits shall not be refunded for cancellations.

5. Teaching Outcomes

This course is a great way to learn about Iranian-Islamic geometric patterns from one of the best teachers in this field. Being able to draw different patterns at the end of the course and being able to make them with the tiles gifted in the course is an amazing experience that can’t be missed.

6. Requirements

To participate in the six-day program, applicants are required to agree to make a presentation in all classes and Workshops/discussions organized as part of the program.

7. Certification

All students receive a graduation certificate upon completion of their program, which is granted by Islamic School of Art (ISOA).

8. Required Documents (Electronic copies required)

  1. Resume: A list of your current academic position, educational achievements, and professional activities. Provide details regarding previous curriculum and/or staff development experiences.
  2. A completed form of ISOA Short term course. Click here to download the form.

9. Registration

Applications must include all required documents and be submitted no later than July 1, 2018, to the Islamic School Of Art ( ISOA), The Course of Persian-Islamic Patterns. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For further information please contact International communication coordinator

Or Sattar Soltanpour (course director)




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