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Islamic Art Printed Tiles
Transcript of Islamic Art Printed Tiles
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Rugs and Carpets
Dome of the Rock
Part of a 15th century ceramic panel
16th century Persian carpet
10th century dish
Calligraphy is a big part of Islamic culture. Pieces of the Koran or religious poetry are inscribed on pottery, tiles, and on the exteriors and interiors of important buildings.
designs are painted on to the walls of
and other buildings of importance.
There have also been found
with paintings of scenes from traditional Islamic
Rugs are used often in Muslim life. Prayer rugs are commonly used daily so that they know they are on "clean ground".
Rugs are used also for floor coverings and decoration.
Ceramic is used for
. They are often decorated with
of Islamic symbols.
Islamic architecture has been influenced by the Muslim
. The architecture is influenced by their beliefs and
way of life
The Arch soon became a
element in Islamic architecture. Beginning as a simple
and then progressing to an arch with a
tip. Some are even more complex, having an
shape or four points on the arch. Domes have also become a
Islamic piece of architecture.
Islamic piece of architecture was built in
. It's called Dome of the Rock (Qubbat al-Sakhrah) in Jerusalem. This building has religious significance to the Islamic people.
have also become a trademark Islamic piece of architecture. The dome has become recognized by others as an Islamic
by their domes. The architecture has changed over the years but the
has always stayed relatively the same. It is a very large
room (usually carpeted) with no furniture. This is where Muslims (numbers vary from 50 to 3000!) will often perform their
The Middle East is a region of Asia.
It is bordered by: Asia ,Europe ,Africa ,and the Mediterranean Sea.
Bahrain Cyprus Egypt Gaza Strip
Iran Iraq Israel Jordan
Kuwait Lebanon Oman Qatar
Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey United Arab Emirates
West Bank Yemen
Countries located in the Middle East
Geometric shapes HAVE A NAME and forms usually have straight line and edges.
Ex. triangle, diamond, square, trapezoid, cylinder, pyramid, cube etc.
Although some have consistant curves.
Ex. circles, oval, & heart.
These are shapes you would find in mathematics!
are free-form, unpredictable and flowing in appearance.
They visually suggest the
of animals, plants, sky, sea,
Tile Project Examples Inspired By Islamic Art Tiles
Fold you paper into four a
four square grid.
Draw a radial design within the four boxes that shows geometric and organic shapes.
Radial Design- A circular design that is the same starting from the center and moving out.
After drawing your radial design, fold your paper to show your best smaller square.
Neatly transfer your drawn image onto your printing plate.
Once folded, you will have a 3 inch square. Incise what you see on your printing plate.
HINT: What you draw will be the paper color. What you leave alone will be the ink color.
What Is A Print?
1st -Printing Stations- Choose contrasting paper and ink choices.
*Roll appropriate amounts of ink.
*Work quickly but neatly
*Print with your plate positioned correctly. (arrow facing towards the center.
*Keep hands and workspace clean so you can pull clean prints.
Put an arrow on the back of your printing plate in the bottom right corner facing out. this will help you line up your design while printing.
pulling a print
*Add oil pastel details with contrasting colors to continue showing a radial design.
*Show drawing control when outlining and coloring details.
*Show creative decision making.
Silently look at the 6 tiles in front of you. Decide on the one that you are most attracted to.
Go to the area of the room with your tile#
With a partner look for Organic, & Geometric shapes, and Radial design on
Last 5 min. pairs will compare
to compare lists
and add to the overall
Think Pair Share
Radial Design- A circular design that is
the same starting from the center and moving out.
Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials.
2nd- Prepare your paper with your name and "center dots" drawn by estimating the middle of your four designs.
3rd- Pull one print at a time by centering the star in the middle . Make changes when needed to improve your prints.