For our second visit to the Craft Draft workshop my son learned about Islamic Geometry.
With pen, paper, ruler, compass and pen he made this version of the seal of Solomon, a common motif here in Fez.
One of the places you find this motif is in the traditional zelige tile. Our children see these patterns all the time here in Fez in their every day life so we are excited that our son can learn about the geometrical techniques used to divide the circle and create the designs. We hope that he will have a new appreciation for the beautiful geometric art all around him through this educational experience.
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