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The Sacred Sanctuary: Tile Making Workshop

  • Noor Cultural Centre 123 Wynford Drive North York, ON, M3C 1K1 Canada (map)

In this Hajj inspired workshop, you will work to create a painted tile in the style of traditional Ottoman tiles depicting the sacred sanctuary of Mecca. These tiles were often placed in mosques on the qibla wall facing the direction of Mecca. Sometimes they were acquired by individuals as commemoration of their pilgrimage.

Traditional Ottoman motifs and painting styles will be presented and practiced over the course of this workshop, alongside insights into some of the architectural features of the sacred sanctuary of Mecca, also known as ‘the Haram Sharif’.

This workshop is ideal for parent-child pairs or sibling pairs. Children are ideally aged 9 and older. Adults without children may also participate solo.