Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

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“Ewan Aljami” Workshop

Arts, a universal language that speaks to the cultures of the world.

The “Ewan” program which includes a series of specialized workshops on Islamic architecture and its aesthetics, reflects the Center’s belief in the cultural role of arts as a universal language that speaks to various cultures worldwide. The workshops are offered by a select group of specialists in the field of Islamic arts - such as engraving, sculpture, painting, ornamentation, Arabic calligraphy and other arts- from within the UAE and abroad, targeting those interested from various age groups.


The workshops celebrate the amazing arts produced by the Islamic culture that enrich the cultural movement.

The topics of the workshops are as follows:

1. “Islamic Geometry, Arts and Designs” Workshop. 

The workshop helped refine the participant’s technical skills in the field of drawing and creating geometric patterns and shapes inspired by Islamic geometry.

2. “The Carving of Floral and Geometric Motifs” Workshop.

The workshop addressed the techniques of creating symmetrical abstract designs inspired by the floral and geometric shapes and motifs found at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

3. “Mosaic Artwork at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque” Workshop. 

The participants learned about the different types of mosaic ornamentations besides also learning the about shapes and designs of the mosaic artwork at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

4. “The Art of Islamic Illumination” Workshop

The workshop provided the participants to learn how to create floral motifs inspired by the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, using the art of illumination.