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2021: Geometric Designs on Spheres – Online

Venue: Online

Dates: This workshop ran on Saturdays for five weeks from Saturday 6th November 2021 until Saturday 4th  December 2021.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

In this fully practical workshop, inspired by spherical art forms in nature and the traditional Japanese art of Temari Balls, you will learn how to work with geometric designs on a spherical surface.

Guided through step by step drawings using compass and ruler, you will build several models using various materials, and explore the qualities of each solid and its design potential. You will learn how to project the solids on the sphere’s surface ready for your own design and decoration.


This workshop will be led by Haifa Khawaja, an architect, artist and teacher.

She worked in architecture and interior design before completing an MA in Traditional Arts, and is currently focused on full time practice as an artist/teacher. She published a colouring book on Geometric Patterns co-written by mathematician Roger Pewnrose. She is enthusiastic about exploring numerical expression in the Natural world and teaching this timeless language to teachers, designers and children.



Students must report for group teaching at 9:30am. Classes will finish at approximately 4pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range of transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: Conservation, Signwriting, Calligraphy, Fine Art, Illustration and Animation. (to name a few)


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 12 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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