Islamic Art Linoprinting Workshop with Haseebah Ali
In this course, learn about Islamic geometric patterns and how to construct lines to create an accurate and symmetrical work of art. You’ll then practice transferring your pattern onto lino to make a two-colour lino print.
Age group and abilities to be taught
- 18 years and above.
- Ideal for beginners but suitable for all abilities.
Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught
- Knowledge of Islamic geometric art, the basics of pattern making, and how they’ve been used in art
- Using a compass and ruler to construct geometric patterns seen in Islamic art and architecture
- History of lino printing and how to combine relief print with Islamic geometric pattern
- Carving linoleum sing traditional carving tools
- Rolling relief ink and experimenting with mixing colours for printing
Course outline for Islamic Art Linoprinting Workshop
- Look at the history of Islamic geometric pattern and how it’s been used in art and architecture
- You’ll be taught the basics of how to construct a pattern before experimenting with more complex templates
- You’ll choose one pattern to turn into a lino print and construct the lines before transferring it to lino
- Knowledge on the history of lino printing and how to correctly carve a piece of lino using cutting tools
- Cut your pattern using the tools to create your linocut
- Mixing colours to create your perfect shade to print, before applying on the lino plate and printing
- Participants can print multiple lino prints using their pattern and can even experiment with different colours
Materials and equipment provided
These will be provided for use during the workshop and are included in the fee. While all this equipment is provided, you may wish to bring your own as well.
- Carbon paper
- Relief ink, rollers, trays, lino and lino cutters
- Palette knifes
- Roller press
Methods of assessing outcomes
- Evaluation and discussion of individual students work during the session with the tutor
- Completion of the evaluation form.
- To book please visit the RBSA Gallery website and click ‘workshops’ at the top of the page. Alternatively, please call the Gallery on 0121 236 4353 during opening hours Tues-Sat 10.30am – 5pm. Bookings can also be made in person at the Gallery. Payment in full is required at the time of booking to secure a place.
- Payments can be made by card online, by card over the phone, and by cash/card at the Gallery.
- Places are limited to 10 people per workshop unless stated otherwise. Allocation will take place on a first-come first-served basis.
- Please inform the RBSA Gallery when booking of any health conditions or additional needs as some workshops might not be suitable.
- A valid student ID must be provided to receive a student discount.
- If you, the customer cancels your booked workshop, we are unable to offer you a refund.
- Transfers to an alternative workshop may be possible depending on the circumstance and is of the discretion of the RBSA Gallery.
- In the event of under-subscription, workshops may be cancelled or re-arranged. We will give you as much notice as possible if this happens and you will be able to transfer to another course or receive a full refund. The RBSA is unable to refund additional expenses, such as travel and accommodation.
- If you are booked on a workshop and do not turn up on the day, a refund will not be given.
Continual Professional Development (CPD) and Copyright
- We welcome bookings from people attending for Continual Professional Development (CPD). However, our workshops are not designed as CPD. If your employer is paying for the course or you require more details about what you expect from the course, please contact the Gallery in advance before booking.
- The workshop content and any information provided (e.g. handouts, guidance notes, etc.) are the intellectual property of the artist delivering the workshop. They should not be used or reproduced without permission from the artist (e.g. copying handouts to use in any classes workshop attendees might deliver themselves afterwards).
- The workshop will take place in the RBSA Gallery, floor 1. The space will be closed to visitors and will only be used by workshop attendees. However, staff and volunteers will need to walk through the space at various points in the day to access the staff office, which is located on the same floor.
- Attendees can leave their materials in the workshop space during their breaks but the RBSA will not be responsible for any loss or damages.
- Please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there are a number of cafés and sandwich shops within walking distance of the Gallery.
- Please bring an old shirt or apron to help protect your clothing.
- The continuous redevelopment work in the city center has caused increased traffic, delays, and diversions in and around the City Centre. Therefore, please allow yourself plenty of travel time, plan your route, and check your parking arrangements.
- If you are travelling by car, please ensure your car is clean air zone compliant, or charges may occur.