Introductory Weekend Workshop exploring 5 and 10-fold Symmetry.

Patterns based upon 5 and 10-fold symmetry are among the most beautiful and subtle found within Islamic art. We will look in particular at the stunning 10-fold rosette patterns, the use of the Golden Section in constructing these patterns and explore links between more recently discovered ‘Penrose’ tilings and medieval Persian ‘girih’ (knot) patterns.

We will explore traditional approaches to drawing these designs using proportional rectangles, as well as more recent ‘polygonal’ methods. There will be a rich contextual slide lecture, exploring the historical significance of these patterns and each student will receive a comprehensive series of PDF handouts detailing the steps undertaken to re-create each design. Taught by Richard Henry, this is an intensive weekend workshop, suitable for beginners, or those seeking to refresh their skills. The course content will complement, but differ from our “Geometry Intro: 6-Fold” & “Geometry Intro: 8-Fold” weekend courses. (Scroll through gallery in banner above to see images of historical 10-fold designs and former students’ work ).

All materials included.

£140, Deposit £70

Cut-stone pattern from tomb of Itimad-Ud-Duala, Agra, North India.

Course Details

Geometry Intro:Exploring 5/10-fold Symmetry
Course Fee: £140
Start Date:13th & 14th June 2020
Saturday & Saturday10:30am - 4.30pm
Location: Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Rd, London E3 2SJ
Public transport:Bow Road Underground (District + Hammersmith & City line) is a 6 minute walk from the studio, Bow Church DLR is 3 min walk.
Deposit/Balance £70:
Terms & Conditions:We require a 50% deposit of £70 to reserve a place. The balance of £70 is payable on the first day of the course. Deposit refundable if 5 weeks notice of cancellation given.