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Learn beautiful Islamic pattern design

Montréal, Canada

Experience hosted by Sumayyah

2.5 hoursHosted in English and French
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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

We'll briefly go over the origin of geometric and Islamic patterns while marvelling at pictures of beautiful works.
Next we'll get right into it, we'll use a compass and ruler to design and draft our patterns.
After that, we'll paint using beautiful watercolours on canvas boards.
Finally we'll finish off our masterpieces with touches of gold, silver or copper if desired.
Other things to note
This is a family friendly activity. You do not need any previous experience and you don't have to be an artist to do this workshop.

What's included

  • Drinks
    coffee or tea
  • Equipment
    Paint, paper, canvas

Meet your host, Sumayyah

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 100 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a Montreal-based artist with a special focus on Islamic pattern design. I've traveled to Morocco, Spain and Turkey to study these designs. I conduct weekly workshops and can teach you how to go from a blank sheet of paper to a wonderful masterpiece!
Feel free to take a look at my Instagram @sumayyah_petrus.
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Availability for this experience is rare.

Where you'll be

This location is in the heart of Montreal's Plateau area. There are all kinds of shops around and it is bustling. We'll be able to have a cup of coffee or tea while painting our masterpieces.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 100 reviews.

Marie-Josée
March 2021
Sumayyah nous transmet sa passion avec tant de générosité, elle sème en nous le désir d’approfondir cet art. Elle nous donne la base d’un art accessible à tous par sa simplicité, mais doté de possibilités infinies. C’est une belle découverte, et aussi une belle rencontre. Sumayyah n’a pas seulement bien dirigé mes filles, elle a aussi conquis leur coeur! Vraiment le plus beau moment de nos petites vacances!
Sumayyah nous transmet sa passion avec tant de générosité, elle sème en nous le désir d’approfondir cet art. Elle nous donne la base d’un art accessible à tous par sa simplicité, m…
Riley
October 2020
Had such a great experience drawing and painting with Sumayyah. A beautiful form of art and was very interesting learning about the cultural meanings behind it all. Would highly recommend!
Carmen
August 2020
I booked this experience for my mom, sisters and myself and we absolutely loved it. We had so much fun and felt ultra relaxed throughout and at the end of the drawing and painting session. It was amazing to do something completely different that what we are used to and Sumayyah really guided us through the whole thing. She is super friendly and easy to get along with, and also just a great teacher. She even brought vegan snacks when I mentioned that my sisters and I were vegans! The cost is really low for the quality of the experience and you can tell she is doing it because she loves sharing her passion! thanks again Sumayyah!
I booked this experience for my mom, sisters and myself and we absolutely loved it. We had so much fun and felt ultra relaxed throughout and at the end of the drawing and painting…
Surinder
August 2020
People. Click on this if you want to be transformed naturally through art and beauty. Connecting with the art and with Sumayyah. With the design and yourself. I took so much out of this experience. Thank you for a pure moment of peace in my life .
People. Click on this if you want to be transformed naturally through art and beauty. Connecting with the art and with Sumayyah. With the design and yourself. I took so much out of…
Sarah
July 2020
What an awesome experience! Sumayyah is very knowledgeable, and excellent at what she does. She takes the time to fully explain everything, and guide you through your learning. She's very patient, and adapts her teaching based on your skills level. And the materials we worked with were great quality. Highly recommended!!
What an awesome experience! Sumayyah is very knowledgeable, and excellent at what she does. She takes the time to fully explain everything, and guide you through your learning. She…
Johanna
July 2020
Sumayyah was great, she taught about the geographical origins of the patterns, and it was wonderful to actually complete an artwork during the experience. Super happy I decided to do this.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend.