Arabesque Stencil Painting on Fabric


When: Monday 18 May, 2015 05:30 p.m. - Monday 18 May, 2015 07:00 p.m.
Venue: Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba Block (E), First Floor (The Community)
Fees: 30 AED

In this workshop participants will learn how to create their own exquisite Arabesque stencils on sheets of paper or plastic, and how to use them to make their own dazzling designs.

Arabesque is an elegant form of popular artistic decoration. It is customarily characterised by surface ornamentations, which are based on a rhythmic linear motif of scrolling and interlacing foliage, tendrils or plain lines.

Within the expansive range of Eurasian decorative art that includes patterns matching this basic definition, the term "Arabesque" is used consistently as a technical term by art historians to describe only elements of the decoration found in two phases.

Arabesques are a fundamental element of Islamic art, further developing what was already a longstanding tradition with the coming of Islam.

Stenciling produces a pattern or image or by applying pigment to a surface over an intermediate object with ornamental cut-outs, allowing the pigment to reach only certain parts of the intended canvas.

To register please contact Maraya Art Centre on +971 6 556 6555 or by email at