Please choose ONE of the following workshops: 1 - BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP: This workshop will guide you through the step-by-step techniques of crafting your own Leather bound journal – completed with Coptic Stitches and Kraft papers. This workshop also provides techniques of embossing and stamping on leather to create unique covers for sketches or notebooks. Up to 4 hours 2 - BRASS ETCHING WORKSHOP: This workshop gives participants longer to explore their etching skills, meanwhile learning in greater depth the history of the brass etching tradition from the artisan whilst making their own tea tray. Using a compass and ruler and stamps, you will craft your own brass tea tray and get to keep it. Up to 4 hours 3 - DRAWING ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC PATTERNS: This workshop will allow you to learn about different designs of Islamic art found in many of the Morocco's traditional buildings and mosques. You will then learn the basic concept of geometric design in Islamic art by using basic geometric instruments - compass and ruler. Up to 3 hours. No experience necessary! After making your booking, please send me a message to specify which Craft Workshop you want to do. *Opening Days: Monday- Tuesday - Wednesday- Saturday- Sunday *Days Off: Thursday- Friday Sincerely, Craft Draft
Apprenticing with his master/father, Hamza is a multidisciplinary craftsman: a Geometer, Brass-Smith, Bookbinder, Paper-Maker and a performing Andalusian Oud Musician. He has a professional experience as student, trainer, facilitator and consultant in both arts and social entrepreneurship in Morocco, USA, Algeria, Turkey, Japan, Greece, UAE, Germany, UK, Malaysia, the Philippines, Egypt, Cyprus , Tunisia and Australia. He is the founder and Instructor of Craft Draft, a multidisciplinary art studio offering Moroccan traditional visual Arts & Crafts workshops to all age groups around the globe.
Tea and Water
I will provide all necessary tools and you will leave with your produced craft
Craft Draft Studio is based in Funduk Khrashfiyeen (a hotel built around 1850). It is located by the famous Fes river between the bridges (built around 11th century). The studio was established as Dar Attamania in 1968 by Master Mokhtar El Fasiki (head of the metal-smith guild) and was handed over to his son and apprentice Hamza El Fasiki in 2011. Since then, we have been known as Craft Draft.