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Islamic Art Lino Printing Workshop

21 February @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


In this Islamic Art Lino Printing workshop, participants will explore a combination of Islamic geometric pattern and relief print.

With Haseebah Ali GRBSA

In this course, learn about Islamic geometric patterns and how to construct lines to create an accurate and symmetrical work of art. You’ll then practice transferring your pattern onto lino to make a one colour lino print.

Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught:

  • Knowledge of Islamic geometric art, the basics of pattern making, and how they’ve been used in art
  • Using a compass and ruler to construct geometric patterns seen in Islamic art and architecture
  • History of lino printing and how to combine relief print with Islamic geometric pattern
  • Carving linoleum sing traditional carving tools
  • Rolling relief ink and experimenting with mixing colours for printing

Course outline for the day:

Morning activity 

  • Look at the history of Islamic geometric pattern and how it’s been used in art and architecture
  • You’ll be taught the basics of how to construct a pattern before experimenting with more complex templates
  • You’ll choose one pattern to turn into a lino print and construct the lines before transferring it to lino

Afternoon activity

  • Knowledge on the history of lino printing and how to correctly carve a piece of lino using cutting tools
  • Cut your pattern using the tools to create your linocut
  • Mixing colours to create your perfect shade to print, before applying on the lino plate and printing
  • Participants can print multiple lino prints using their pattern and can even experiment with different colours

After you book a place you will be emailed the full workshop outline which includes the material list and a list of the materials provided by the workshop.

To book a place, either visit the RBSA Gallery website or call us directly on 0121 236 4353.


21 February
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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RBSA Gallery
4 Brook Street
Birmingham, B3 1SA Birmingham
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