Islamic geometry and plaster carving workshop at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education

Last week, I was back at Cambridge University to deliver my second Islamic art workshop for the year. I had a full day to work with the wonderful trainee art teachers, so I decided to go into a little more … Continue reading

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Free, downloadable Islamic art colouring sheets for children

Please feel free to download and print these children’s colouring sheets! I created these activities a few years ago, whilst working on a practical, hands-on, children’s guide to Islamic art. Sadly, my publisher was unable to complete the project due … Continue reading

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Teaching at Cambridge University

I recently delivered an Islamic art workshop to trainee art teachers on the PGCE course at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. I demonstrated a few simple techniques that these new art teachers could use to generate Islamic-inspired floral … Continue reading

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How to make your own firework painting

I made these paintings with my nephew and niece (ages 4 and 5) over the weekend. You will need: colourful wax crayons thin card black poster paint paintbrushes a plastic fork, spoon or knife Happy Guy Fawkes!

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Teaching Resources: Collage / Piñata Lesson

Teaching interviews are scary things. They last the entire day, and normally consist of a tour of the school, a meeting with the Head Teacher and Department Head(s), a lesson observation, a formal interview, and in the case of art … Continue reading

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Teaching Resources: Islamic art

Please feel free to download and use some of the Islamic art teaching resources that I designed for my year 7 classes. Last term, my students designed and made their own Islamic art-inspired tiles (see my previous post for pictures). … Continue reading

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