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Looking closely at the decoration on museum objects, students will explore the links between mathematics and art, and how geometry is an essential component of Islamic art.

Working with an artist trained in the Islamic tradition and taking inspiration from objects in our Ottoman, Middle-Eastern and Asian arms and armour collections, students will create tessellating patterns using a compass and watercolours.

Please note 4 weeks’ advance booking required.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Ages: 11-14, 14-16

Subjects: Art & Design, Maths

Topics: Drawing Techniques, Painting, Patterns, Shapes, Storytelling, Armour, Islamic Art, Watercolours, Compass, Geometry

Type: At Venue

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: Free for UK Schools

Dates: Year-round availability (10am-1pm)

Max. Students: 20

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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Discover their range of free, interactive onsite workshops, online sessions and resources for teachers and students. The Wallace Collections’ curriculum-linked workshops for KS1-KS5 help students think critically, build their knowledge of art and cultures, and develop their creativity.

Workshops use their breath-taking collection of paintings, sculpture, arms and armour, and decorative arts to support learning in Art and Design, History, English and more. They also offer a range of downloadable resources with accessible information and materials for teachers.

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