Events: Islamic Geometric Designs


Date: Friday, November 30, 2018 from 1:30 PM- 6:00 PM at SFU Harbour Centre Room 2245 (McCarthy Tetrault Lecture Room)

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10:30 AM- 3:00 PM at Ismaili Centre Burnaby, 4010 Canada Way

The Ismaili Centre, Burnaby in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum and The Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, is pleased to present a special lecture and workshops with Islamic geometric design expert Eric Broug.

Workshops: Mr. Broug will be demonstrating how the rules and principles of this design tradition enabled craftsmen to make beautiful and complex compositions. Use the same tools as those craftsmen and learn a number of geometric patterns. No prior experience is needed. Papers, pencils and marker pens will be provided. Suitable for all ages.

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Eric Broug is an author/educator/designer, specialised in Islamic geometric design. He by-usame-ari2-1024x681has an MA degree in the History of Islamic art and architecture from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. My first book Islamic Geometric Patterns has taught thousands of readers around the world how to draw patterns in the same way craftsmen have done for centuries. It has been published in several languages, including Farsi en Turkish.

Eric has been active in Islamic geometric design for over 25 years and am passionate about the creative and educational opportunities this design tradition offers to a wide range of audiences. I give workshops and lectures around the world and am involved as a consultant in various educational and design projects in the Middle East and elsewhere. 

Eric runs a design and education consultancy business, Broug Ateliers Ltd, in the UK and he also founded the School of Islamic Geometric design (

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