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Wed, May 24


Yafa Cafe

Yafa Presents: Islamic Geometry Workshop

An introductory workshop into Islamic geometry with Laura Alcantara-Wooley

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Yafa Presents: Islamic Geometry Workshop
Yafa Presents: Islamic Geometry Workshop

Time & Location

May 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Yafa Cafe, 4415 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220, USA

About the event

If you've ever caught yourself mesmerized by Islamic geometric patterns and thought "HOW on earth do they do that?"... Now is your chance to learn how! Whether you’re an experienced artist or someone who’s never picked up a ruler and compass before, you can become a geometer for a day and learn the skills needed to create a painting inspired by this ancient art form.

Our workshop facilitator will guide participants as they draw a rosette pattern that shows up across the Islamic world from Granada, Spain to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. As we draw, we’ll explore the historical, artistic, and mathematical context of the pattern.

Want to join but have kids who need entertainment? We’ll have coloring pages of the pattern to keep everyone busy. All equipment and materials will be provided during the workshop, but feel free to bring markers, paints, or other media that you like working with.

Our facilitator, Laura Alcantara-Wooley, is a Sunset Park resident who loves exploring her faith through art. By day, she represents immigrants as a public defender; by night, she enjoys cooking, growing, and crafting anything that can by DIY’d.

Registration is required due to limited space.


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