22 September 2023
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Islamic architecture with our Mashrabiya Lamp workshop.
Time : 10 - 11am
Suitable for ages : 8+
This workshop will be held : on-site at the Islamic Museum of Australia
Mashrabiya, a unique architectural element originating in Islamic cultures, has a fascinating history that dates back to the Middle Ages.
Mashrabiya has served multiple functions for Muslims and non-Muslims all around the world. First and foremost, the mashrabiya is primarily decorative and has been used to embellish homes, palaces and mosques. It's considered an early form of tined windows.
But, beyond its aesthetic appeal, mashrabiya screens provide shade and ventilation, allowing cool air to flow through buildings in the hot desert climates. The ornate geometric patterns found in mashrabiya are not just visually striking, but also represent Islamic principles of order, harmony, and the interconnectedness of all things.
In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to create your own version of a mashrabiya lamp. Our instructor will teach you how you can achieve a traditional geometric effect using textas, taking inspiration from the many motifs in our Islamic Architecture Gallery.
This workshop is open to children aged 8+. No prior craft experience is necessary.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to create your own mashrabiya lamp!
Terms and Conditions:
- A minimum of 5 participants are required for this workshop to run.
- In the unlikely event that we cancel the workshop, you will be notified by email with at least 48 hours notice. We will also fully refund you after we receive your completed Refund Request Form.
- Cancellations made by participants within 72 hours or no-shows on the day are non-refundable.
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