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All our teachers have been trained by Eric Broug. We present this design heritage in a practical and historical context. We make it accessible, educational and fun.
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Our Teachers: in Cairo, Alabama, Islamabad, Vancouver, New York State, Munich
After working about 10 years in the engineering field, I realized the importance of dedicating my time and efforts towards finding my passion and shifting my career accordingly towards a happier and more fulfilling life! I took the decision in 2016, and started to explore and learn new skills, I applied in different arts and crafts workshops till I was introduced to Islamic Art for the first time in Beit El Sehimy- a historical place in Cairo- that was when I felt in love with this beautiful Art. My vision is to revive Islamic art in Egypt by teaching people how to make products using Geometrical Designs, and supporting them in marketing their products.
I offer different packages from beginner till advanced level including digital work. I also offer Geometry for Kids for children under 12 years old.I am targeting designers, architectures, craftsmen, Handmade passionate and all art lovers. I am also available for teaching worldwide if expenses paid.
I am very excited to be a teacher for the School of Islamic Geometric Design!
I have been researching and constructing Islamic geometric designs since 2010. In that time, I acquired and thoroughly read and utilized most books on the topic. I have also spent countless hours scouring the internet for pertinent information, which has included networking with fellow craftsmen from all over the world.
In 2016, I spent six weeks living in Fes el Bali, Morocco, apprenticing with professional tile craftsmen.I was trained how to construct Zellige tiles by hand (which are complex geometric ceramic tiles). My time spent in Morocco was also a great opportunity to research, in person, some of the finest Islamic geometric compositions in the world.
With all of this experience, I have created many original works of fine art, and hope to help others do the same.
As a teacher I am offering,
-Youth workshops (ages 8-12)
-Teen workshops (ages 13-17)
-General Workshops (ages 18 and up)
I am available in the all of the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. However, with expenses paid, I am available worldwide.
Masarah holds a bachelor’s degree, in Business Administration and a Certificate in Event Management. She also is an avid Arabic calligraphist who enjoys reading history and travelling.
Inspired by her travels to rich and vibrant countries such as Morocco and Spain, Masarah began her journey to learn the artform of Islamic Geometric Design and Arabic calligraphy. While she conducts workshops and teaches classes locally, she continues to enhance her skills and practice her arts. Enjoys working with mediums such as glass, wood canvas and paper, and sometimes incorporates Islamic Geometric Designs with “Al-Thuluth” script of Arabic Calligraphy in her art pieces.
As an active community member, Masarah enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community whenever an opportunity arises. She homeschools her 2 daughters, Noor and Ayah; the adventure of homeschooling has been ongoing for over nine years, which makes her experienced and excited to work with different ages, 10yrs – 110yrs! Being a certified instructor for the School of Islamic Geometric Design, Masarah looks forward to taking her students on magical voyage back in time to explore and analyze the beauty of Islamic geometric patterns.
Since I was little, I was fascinated by patterns of all kind. Some years ago, I travelled to Dubai and was overwhelmed by the beautiful patterns of islamic geometric design which you could find almost everywhere. From this time on, I started to search for islamic geometric design everywhere I went and decided that I wanted to learn how to create those beautiful patterns. I bought one of Eric’s books and drew every single pattern that was explained in the book. It was so much fun, I decided to become a teacher myself and signed up for a teacher training at the School of Islamic Geometric Design.
Qualified with BFA degree from F.I.T. New York U.S. and National College of Arts Lahore Pakistan. Worked as a textile designer, teacher and artist.
With the rapidly changing trends of fashion I wanted to move to an art form which grows with me and is timeless. Was drawn to Islamic art and wanted to cultivate a greater understanding of it. Attended Prince’s School of Traditional Arts for one year. Later found ” Islamic Geometric Patterns” by Eric Broug which helped in addition to a collection of books on the subject and self study. To my great joy had several Islamic art exhibitions consisting of calligraphic paintings combined with geometric patterns.
I had the pleasure of traveling the world with my husband, who was a career diplomat and mother of two daughters. Now living in Islamabad taking care of an organic garden growing fruits , vegetables and flowers.
My workshops will be geared towards school children, artists, designer and groups who want to learn Islamic Geometric Design.
I am a fine artist. I primarily paint landscapes in pastel. I have spent many years showing and selling my paintings in a fine art gallery, in a suburb where I live. I have a B.A. in fine art from State University of New York – Empire State College. More recently, I enrolled and studied for several years to become a Sensei at the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism, which is how I first became interested in drawing Mandalas.
With my background in art, I began teaching classes in drawing mandalas and sacred geometry. This interest led me to explore Islamic Geometric Design. I became so enthralled with the beauty of the architecture and Islamic geometric designs that I felt the desire to develop this drawing skill further and enrolled in the School of Islamic Geometric Design.
Mandalas, sacred geometry, and Islamic geometric design are all connected in their representation of wholeness, the circle of life, oneness, and the connection to all life and its infinite expansion.
Currently, I teach how to draw mandalas and sacred geometry to adults. I look forward to introducing Islamic geometric design to my current and future students.