Sharifa El Azizi
Zellige Arabic: الزليج; is mosaic tile work made from individually chiseled geometric tiles set into a plaster base. This form of Islamic art is one of the main characteristics of Moroccan architecture. It consists of patterned mosaics, used to ornament walls, ceilings, fountains, floors, pools, and tables.
The Moroccan traditional patterns and styles are found inside famous buildings such as Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque in Fez; the Alhambra in Granada, Spain; the Great Mosque of Qurdoba; the Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakech; and the Hassan ll Mosque in Casablanca, which adds a new color palette with traditional designs.
This workshop explores some of the history and traditions of the mosaic designs. Participants will:
· Learn about Islamic art
· Explore different designs
· Explore ways people can decorate
Classroom with desks or work tables
Dr. Jackie Thompson