Friday, March 23rd, 1:00-4:00 pm, BYU Museum of Art K-Room

Workshop Series Description

In conjunction with Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture, the BYU Museum of Art will hold a series of workshops designed to explore certain principles of Islamic art in an engaging and hands-on way. These workshops are designed for students on campus and interested community members and will help museum patrons gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the arts of Islamic culture.

“The Nature of Geometry in Islamic Art”

Islamic geometry is an art form that is full of cosmological symbolism. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to how geometric pattern expresses the coming together of heaven and earth. Participants will be guided through constructions of patterns using compasses and straight edge and will begin to see the infinity of creative possibilities within this art form. No previous experience necessary.

This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Please e-mail Kalisha Roberts at to register.

Lisa DeLong

Dr. Lisa DeLong is an artist and educator who had been deeply interested in the beauty and symbolism of geometry for many years. She now works for The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London and manages many of their international Outreach programs. She has taught courses in the art of Islamic geometry in many parts of the world including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Syria, Egypt, and Malaysia. Her paintings are in the collections of HH President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, HRH The Prince of Wales, and she has completed a private commission for HM Queen Elizabeth II. Follow this link to see some of Lisa

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