Islamic art – Art in a math class!

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Geometry of Tessellation
Islamic patterns.

12 fold Rosette. Lattice pattern.

These classes are for Adults as well as Kids. The level of intricacy is different for each of these groups.

A Brief Description

Islamic art avoids figurative images from becoming objects of worship.

This aniconism in Islamic culture, caused artists to explore non- figural art and created a general aesthetic shift toward mathematically based decoration.

In Islamic culture, the pattern are believed to be the bridge to the spiritual realm, the instrument to purify the mind and the soul.

The precision in the rendition of the art, is equivalent to the perfection. That symbolises a supreme level of constant evolving, in order to achieve a level, which is close to perfection.


For Kids

It is a fun painting session. They will be provided with a stencil in each session and each time a option of different colouring techniques would be given.

They can choose any process they want or depending on what they have.

Things needed
* 1-A4 size paper
* For colouring –
Colour pencils, water color or water color pencils, crayons, sketch pens, poster colour.


For Adults

Adults are guided through an intensely satisfying, intricate process of Turkish Islamic pattern making.

It’s like experiencing a marvel unfold.
There are steps to follow
Pattern making
We need
*1- A4 sized paper
*Compass or a round plate
*1- HB pencil
*colour pencils or fine tipped colour pen

Tracing Process
We need
* 1- A4 sized tracing paper
* Paper sticky tape or cello tape
* 2- 3 B pencil

We need only a spoon

* 1- A4 Sized paper
* Poster paint or Acrylic paint or Water colour or colour pencils.


Contact 9833230461 for details of the next class.




  1. Mythili Shetty

    Hi Shailaja
    It’s been a great learning experience.
    Given the precision required, your patience and technique in getting us to understand and internalize the methods is excellent!
    I’d recommend this to most adults as way to keep focussed and calm simultaneously.

    • Shailaja Salian

      Thank you Mythili,
      It was a pleasure to guide a professional like you.

  2. Mythili Shetty

    Hi Shailaja,
    It’s been a wonderful learning experience doing this class with you.
    The method in which you’ve taught us to understand and internalize the precise technique is excellent!
    Would recommend it to most adults as a way to keep focussed and calm at the same time.

  3. Sushmita Kacholia

    Hi Shailaja
    Really enjoyed your class on islamic art. Very well explained and taught with a lot of patience.
    Thank you ?

    • Shailaja Salian

      Thank you Sushmita,
      It was a pleasure guiding you.


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