The School of Design

The School of Design is a new (ad)venture, which aims to create spaces and connect people, in an environment that is open and creative. Based in Birmingham, it aims to bring people together though the teaching and learning of traditional and sacred art forms, exploring history, heritage and culture. We will be offering things we don’t see anywhere else in the region, and meeting a need as and where we can. Our intention is to make every session as accessible as possible, and as affordable as possible. If you have any issues regarding this, please do get in touch, and we can work something out.

If you would like any of our workshops to be held in your area, then ping over an email. Alternatively, if you are an artist, illustrator, musician, designer, creative, etc, and would like to deliver a workshop, then please do also get in touch!

Meanwhile, the first set of workshops are up! An Introduction to Islamic Geometric Patterns, participants will be introduced to the principles of Islamic art that are found in architecture and manuscripts around the world, and be guided through a step by step process. We will learn how to construct grids and draw beautiful geometric patterns that we see in heritage around the globe. All of this will be done with the traditional methods of using a compass, straight edge and paper. And there is a special introductory offer too. You can find out more information and book places here:

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