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Islamic Art

As you know, our topic for this half term is The Golden Age of Islam. During this unit we will be learning about the significance and importance of Bagdad in helping to build and shape this early civilisation and examine how and why it developed such a major world power.

 

To explore this through the medium of art, follow these simple steps:

 

Step 1:

Explore the history surrounding Islamic Art:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/art/art_1.shtml

Take notes and see if you can learn 5 key facts about Islamic Art.

Where have different forms of Islamic art been used?

 

Step 2:

Explore Islamic Batik designs. Look at the photographs below and practise copying sections.

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Step 3:

Why not have a go at creating your own Islamic art designs.

I’ve put some sheets to help you, but feel free to investigate this yourself.

There's also this lesson on pattern too. Be warned - it is very fiddly!

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