Turkish Pattern Painting: Shamza Workshop

  • Day:Thursday
  • Time:13:00 - 16:00
  • Duration:1 session
  • Start:24/06/2021

Course overview

Shamza, meaning ‘little sun’ is a beautiful and intricate artistic pattern found commonly in Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries.

This workshop will guide learners through how to create and decorate their own Turkish Shamza pattern using everyday art supplies.

Students will work with a template and colour palette to produce their own individual Shamza design. Our friendly tutor will talk you through all the steps and techniques required to design your own work of art!

You will need:

Tracing Paper

HB pencils



Watercolour/cartridge paper & photocopy paper (if this isn’t possible, regular A4 will do!)

A selection of coloured paints (if you have gouache, fantastic – if not, any paints or even coloured pencils/felt tips will work fine)

A selection of small paintbrushes

Water cup & painting palette (a plate will do!)

If you are unable to source these materials, have any questions or require assistance in getting hold of this list of items, please contact Lucy Hill on and we will be able to help.

Course assessment

There is no formal assessment for this workshop.

Course progression

On completion of this workshop, learners may be interested in exploring the variety of free community learning opportunities available at SS&L – including more arts and crafts based activities.

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Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

This course is FREE for all WECA, B&NES and Somerset residents aged 19+, who have been living in the UK for over 3 years

Learners will need a strong and secure internet connection in order to join this online class.

Fee information:

The cost of this course is FREE
eligibility criteria applies

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13:00 - 16:00
1 session
Distance Learning

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