In-person course
in Forest Row, (1 hour from London)

Geometry of Morocco and Al-Andalus



Some of the finest examples of Islamic Geometric Pattern are to be found in such monuments as the Andalusian Alhambra, the Bou Inania and Ben Youssef Madrasas of Fez and Marrakesh. During this three-day course we will learn how to construct a number of these beautiful patterns - ranging from the simple to highly sophisticated - using the traditional geometer's tools of compass and straightedge. This course will be led in a gentle, easy to follow, step-by-step manner, suitable for both beginners and experienced alike.

What's included in the price?

All tuition costs, materials and refreshments. Lunches and accommodation may be booked directly with Emerson College. Please get in touch or visit our website for further details and to book.


3 days (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


SAOG Studios is an independent arts studio based at the idyllic Emerson College campus, Forest Row, East Sussex (1 hour south of London/20 mins Gatwick Airport). We run regular practise-based short courses in the sacred and traditional arts of the world led by expert tutors. Courses include: Rose window geometry, Alchemy of pigment and pattern, Sacred geometry and mandalas, Stained glass, Islamic pattern, Ceramic tiles, Basketry, Celtic pattern and much more. Visit website for details/bookings.


SAOG Studios, Emerson College, Forest Row, (1 hour from London), East Sussex, RH18 5JX

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Accommodation offered
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Tutor can travel
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