Introduction to Iranian Architecture

Salam and welcome to the Introduction to Iranian Architecture!

In this workshop, we will learn about the rich arts, architecture and culture of Iran after the fall of Sassanian dynasty and the arrival of Islam. Once a week, we will meet via Zoom and use Google Earth to go on adventures to discover historic buildings and structures built in different eras. As we study these buildings and their various purposes, we will also explore the beautiful Iranian arts such as tile-works, brickworks, stucco, mirrors, mosaics and paintings used in these buildings. Join us for a memorable experience. We look forward to going on these expeditions with all of you!


Instructors: Behin Forghanifar and Bahar Beihaghi

Age range: 7 to 12 yrs
Duration: 60 minutes
Farsi Level: Beginner/ Intermediate
Schedule: Saturdays at 11:00 AM (EST) – 6 Sessions


Class Details:

Week 1: Historic Residential Houses in different regions of Iran ( عمارت های مسکونی تاریخی‌ در مناطق مختلف ایران )

Week 2: Reservoir/Ab Anbar & Wind Catcher ( آب انبار و بادگیر )

Week 3: Bazaar (بازار)

Week 4: Bathhouse (حمام)

Week 5: Mosque (مسجد)

Week 6: Review and Students’ Art Display

Meeting times – Eastern Time (US and Canada):
Saturday, June 4 – 11 AM to 12 PM (EST)
Saturday, June 11 – 11 AM to 12 PM (EST)
Saturday, June 18 – 11 AM to 12 PM (EST)
Saturday, June 25 – 11 AM to 12 PM (EST)
Saturday, July 2: Break
Saturday, July 9 – 11 AM to 12 PM (EST)
Saturday, July 16 – 11 AM to 12 PM (EST)


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