Richard has devised and taught three new courses on geometric design within the Islamic tradition for the British Museum’s World Arts & Artefacts programme: The Art of Islamic Pattern, Islamic Geometric Art - Persian Patterns and the more advanced course The Art of Islamic Pattern II. These practical courses take place at the British Museum and form modules within the Birkbeck (University of London) Diploma in World Arts and Artefacts. The courses run for 11-12 weeks and are assessed by portfolio. The images below are from students’ portfolio presentations from over the last four years. Richard has also taught a bespoke course for the architectural practice Eric Kuhne Associates based on these courses. The Art of Islamic Pattern will next take place at the British Museum in January 2011. 

For more information please, please contact Richard on +44 (0)7906 844321, 
or email richard_henry@yahoo.com

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Student Portfolio
- Natasha Jackson,
watercolour 
(Art of Islamic Pattern II,
Apr-Jun, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Natasha Jackson,
watercolour 
(Art of Islamic Pattern II,
Apr-Jun, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Lena Stadlen, watercolour 
(Art of Islamic Pattern II,
Apr-Jun, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Rosalind Blachowska, collage 
(Art of Islamic Pattern I,
Jan-Mar, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Rosalind Blachowska,
painted silk scarf
(Art of Islamic Pattern II,
Apr-Jun, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Fatima Hassam, watercolour
(Art of Islamic Pattern II,
Apr-Jun, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Penelope Woolfitt, graphic 
(Art of Islamic Pattern II,
Apr-Jun, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Penelope Woolfitt, graphic 
(Art of Islamic Pattern II,
Apr-Jun, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Penelope Woolfitt, graphic 
(Art of Islamic Pattern II,
Apr-Jun, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Penelope Woolfitt,
Patterned polydedra 
(Art of Islamic Pattern II,
Apr-Jun, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Jules Hurry,
Patterned polydedra 
(Art of Islamic Pattern II,
Apr-Jun, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Christine Woodward,
Patterned polydedra
(Art of Islamic Pattern II,
Apr-Jun, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Christine Woodward,
Patterned polydedra 
(Art of Islamic Pattern II,
Apr-Jun, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Rosalind Blachowska, collage 
(Art of Islamic Pattern I,
Jan-Mar, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Sir Terence Clark, watercolour 
(Art of Islamic Pattern I,
Jan-Mar, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Aileen Ryder, watercolour 
(Art of Islamic Pattern I,
Jan-Mar, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Janet MacLachlan, drawing 
(Persian Patterns Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Janet MacLachlan, graphic 
(Persian Patterns Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Janet MacLachlan, drawing 
(Persian Patterns Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Ann Wignall, textile 
(Persian Patterns Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Ann Wignall, textile 
(Persian Patterns Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Ann Wignall, textile 
(Persian Patterns Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Ann Wignall, textile 
(Persian Patterns Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Ann Tan, graphic
(Art of Islamic Pattern I,
Jan-Mar, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Ann Tan, graphic
(Art of Islamic Pattern I,
Jan-Mar, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Ann Tan, graphic
(Art of Islamic Pattern I,
Jan-Mar, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Ann Tan, graphic
(Art of Islamic Pattern I,
Jan-Mar, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Ann Tan, graphic
(Art of Islamic Pattern I,
Jan-Mar, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Ann Tan, graphic
(Art of Islamic Pattern I,
Jan-Mar, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Ann Tan, graphic
(Art of Islamic Pattern I,
Jan-Mar, 2008)
Student Portfolio
- Alexandra Knowles, 
mixed media 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Alexandra Knowles, 
mixed media  
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Alexandra Knowles, 
mixed media
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Art of Islamic Pattern
- Student Christine Woodward experiments with different tilings. (Feb 2007)
Art of Islamic Pattern
- Students Alexandra Knowles and Rezwana Mirza explore semi-regular grids to generate new designs (June 2006)
Persian Patterns
- Guest lecturer Adam Williamson demonstrates biomorphic design to student Aman Faruqi (June 2007)
Eric Kuhne Associates
- Architects from Eric Kuhne Associates construct pattern using compass and straight edge. (March 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Faza Merajdin, watercolour 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Faza Merajdin, watercolour  
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Faza Merajdin, watercolour  
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Penny Robbins, watercolour  
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Penny Robbins, watercolour  
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Penny Robbins, watercolour  
(Persian Patterns,
Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Penny Robbins,
drawing & watercolour 
(Persian Patterns,
Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Christine Woodward, drawing 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Christine Woodward, drawing 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Christine Woodward, drawing 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Christine Woodward, collage 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Christine Woodward, drawng 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Aurelie Lepercq, drawing 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Aurelie Lepercq, drawing  
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Aurelie Lepercq, drawing  
(Persian Patterns,
Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Jules Hurry, drawing  
(Persian Patterns,
Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Jules Hurry, drawing  
(Persian Patterns,
Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Jules Hurry, drawing  
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Martin Bronkhorst, graphic 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Martin Bronkhorst, graphic 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Martin Bronkhorst, graphic 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Martin Bronkhorst, drawing 
(Persian Patterns,
Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Martin Bronkhorst, drawing  
(Persian Patterns,
Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Martin Bronkhorst, drawing 
(Persian Patterns,
Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Margaret Parsons, gouache
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Margaret Parsons, gouache
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Margaret Parsons, gouache
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Aman Faruqi, mixed media 
(Persian Patterns,
Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Virginia Alison, drawing 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Aniska Rostron, drawing
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Jan-Mar, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Susette Palmer, 
sketchbook study 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Penelope Woolfitt, graphic 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Penelope Woolfitt, graphic 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Penelope Woolfitt, graphic 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Penelope Woolfitt, graphic 
(Art of Islamic Pattern,
Apr-Jul, 2006)
Student Portfolio
- Penelope Woolfitt, graphic 
(Persian Patterns,
Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Penelope Woolfitt, graphic 
(Persian Patterns,
Apr-Jul, 2007)
Student Portfolio
- Penelope Woolfitt, graphic 
(Persian Patterns,
Apr-Jul, 2007)