After my Granada trip with the Art of Islamic Pattern group, I was hooked. So, I joined the group again in Fez for another wonderful Islamic pattern experience. It was five days packed of learning geometric and biomorphic patterns and getting really inspired.
The course took place in the -oh- so beautiful Dar Seffarine. We started by going on an artisanal tour around Fez and meeting the local crafters. Then we visited three lovely traditional Islamic Schools: Cherratin Madrasa, Bou Inania Madrasa and Alattarine Madrasa. The visits were informative and full of inspiration. Between those visits and the tours, we had lessons with Richard who taught us the construction of a few geometric patterns and with Adam who taught us a couple of biomorphic patterns. On the last day, we attended a zilige/ Moroccan mosaic workshop and each of us ended up with a handmade tile.
The experience was wonderful and everyone on the group was very creative and great to be around. I can't wait till the next trip :)
PS. During the course I stayed in Riad Fes Aicha.
Full gallery from the trip on the Art of Islamic Pattern website.