Zouaq: The Art of Moroccan Geometry and Painting
with Daniel Docherty and Natasha Mann
Course dates tbc
Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK
10:00-17:00 Cost: £385 Book now
Zouaq is a painting technique original to Morocco which creates arresting and powerful designs.
Found painted onto ceilings, doors, furniture and wooden objects it is an integral part
of the decoration of private homes and sacred spaces in Morocco. Geometric designs and motifs are central to the Art of Zouaq. We will also learn how to construct a number of
geometric patterns with a distinctly Moroccan flavour.
Using the traditional techniques of egg tempera painting using hand ground natural pigments from earth and minerals, participants will choose their favourite design and create a stunning painting on wood to take home.
Tutor biography: Natasha Mann
Natasha Mann is an artist specialising in Zouaq painting. In 2007 she undertook an apprenticeship in Zouaq painting with a master in the medina of Fes. Since returning to England she has continued to practise and study Zouaq and frequently travels to Morocco. Natasha holds a degree in Arabic and French from Cambridge University and an MA from The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. She is also a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Scholar and was awarded the Barakat Prize for Islamic Art in 2014.
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