College students, teachers and designers attended a workshop led by artists from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts which was held in Taibah University. The workshop was held from May 10th to May 15th and focused on the language of Islamic art in architecture by examining geometric patterns. About 20 trainees attended and engaged in a five-day program designed to promote traditional craftsmanship and heritage conservation in Madinah. Participants learned drawing techniques to create patterns, analyzed patterns, and compared and contrasted the patterns in the context of Madinah to develop a better understanding of the language of Islamic Art.
This collaboration highlights the MCKE’s interest to enable young Saudis to engage with their cultural heritage through integrated craft and design teaching methodologies.