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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 info

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Age Groups: 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. Group Size: 20

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

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