Islamic Geometric Pattern Evening Program – Artist-in-Residence Retreat

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Date(s) - 06/15/2020 - 06/25/2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Diyanet Center of America
9610 Good Luck Road
United States
United States


Islamic Geometric Pattern with Serap Ekizler Sonmez Hoca

Session 1: Monday, June 15 to Thursday, June 18, 2020
Session 2: Monday, June 22 Thursday, June 25, 2020

7:30 to 9:30 pm Room TBA
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2020

Serap Hoca is the leading authority in Turkey on the subject of the Islamic Geometric Pattern. She will teach the history of and how to draw geometric patterns from the Anatolian Seljuk and Ottoman periods. Students will also make 3D works and draw geometric patterns on them.

Serap Ekizler Sönmez was born in Germany in 1973. She completed her undergraduate degree at Marmara University Faculty of Literature and Sciences Department of Chemistry. She worked as a quality control and business manager for a short period of time. She continued her painting education, which she took up at university, within master artists’ studio for 14 years. She opened her own studio in 2003. She took part in a number of group and personal exhibitions. Having numerous unique pieces of art in several international collections, she painted on some institutions’ walls. She published outline drawings in “Yediklim Magazine” for a while. She completed her master’s degree in Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences Department of Islamic History and Arts (2015) and she is doing a doctorate (Ph.D.) at Yeditepe Üniversity Institute of Social Sciences Department of History.
She mainly works on Islamic architecture and analysis of geometric patterns in Islamic art.

Authored Books:

  • Mimar Sinan Camileri ve İslam Sanatında Geometrik Desenler (Architect Sinan’s Mosques and Geometric Patterns in İslamic Arts) Klasik Publications
  • Mimar Sinan Cami Minberlerinde Beşgen Geometrik Desenler (Pentagonal Geometric Patterns in Mosque Minbars of Architect Sinan)-Istanbul Tasarım Publications
  • Eskiz Defterlerimden Osmanlı Mimarisi (Ottoman Architecture through My Sketchbooks) –Zeytinburnu Municipality Publications
  • Bilge üçgen Kendini Tanıyor (wise triangle knows himself) (a children book) Haydi Kitap
  • Sihirli Üçgenler Çizim ve Boyama Kitabı (Magical Triangles Drawing and Coloring Book)- İstanbul Tasarım Publications
  • Birim Hücre Gösterimi İle Geometrik Desenler Boyama Kitabı (Demonstration of Unit Cells and Geometric Patterns Coloring Book)-İstanbul Tasarım Publications
  • Derviş Boyama Kitabı (Dervish Coloring Book)-İstanbul Tasarım Publications

Please contact us for her complete CV.

Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 7 days before the classes start. This gives us the opportunity to fill your seat. If you cancel before the 7 days, you will receive a full refund. However, if you do not cancel prior to the 7 days, you will receive credit for a future class.

DCA Artist-in-Residence - Islamic Geometric Pattern

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