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with Natasha Mann

10:00-17:00   Cost: £140

This two-day course, led by Natasha Mann, will introduce students to the Art of Zouaq.

Zouaq is a painting technique original to Morocco which creates arresting and powerful designs.

Found painted onto ceilings, doors, furniture and wooden objects it is an integral part of the decoration of private homes and sacred spaces in Morocco.

Students will also be given an introduction to the history of Zouaq and its different styles.

Using the traditional techniques of egg tempera painting using hand ground natural pigments from earth and minerals, participants will choose their favourite Moroccan geometric pattern to create a stunning painting to take home. Participants will have the option of bringing their own wooden box or panel to paint ; otherwise, the Studio will provide all necessaries.

Feedback from recent SAOG Studios Zouaq courses:

… truly inspirational!

I’m so very grateful to you for running the course. It was fabulous THANK YOU! I learnt so much and it’s so exciting to have finally found a painting technique that offers so much flexibility in its finish and has so many applications … so exciting I’m not sure where to start! 

If you’re looking for a warm and welcoming creative environment – this is it! Being a novice, it was amazing to be surrounded by such inspiration. Learning about the history of the Moroccan Art of Zouaq was fascinating and seeing it come alive, such a joy .. Thank you!

Natasha is a very knowledgable, skilled and patient teacher; SAOG Studios the most perfect space for sacred learning. I will be recommending this course to everyone.

For more information about Natasha’s work visit: http://www.natasha-mann.com

Further Information

12 November 2022
to 13 Nov 2022


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Emerson College
Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JX United Kingdom