For experienced students, a new 5 week course focused upon geometric design.

This an opportunity for students, who already have some experience of constructing geometric patterns, to gain a deeper understanding of the principles underlying a patterns based upon 5 and 10 fold symmetry.

Over the course of 5 weeks we will look at a range of beautiful geometric designs found in Turkey, Egypt and Iran, including  the multi-level patterns found in the Topkapi Scroll, a medieval pattern book from Persia (image above). We will consider the use of the Golden Section in constructing this family of designs and explore links between more recently discovered ‘Penrose’ tilings. Students will emerge from this course with a firm foundation in constructing 5/10-fold patterns and an ability to create new designs consistent with the historical canon. Feedback will be given on the use of colour and how to expand designs into more complex compositions.

Cut-tile mosaic from the Vakil Mosque in Shiraz, Iran.

Course Details

Geometry Masterclass:Exploring 5/10-fold Symmetry
Course Fee: £160
Start Date:23rd November - 21st December 2019
5 Saturdays:2 - 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 £80:
Terms & Conditions:We require a 50% deposit of £80 to reserve a place. The balance of £80 is payable on the first day of the course. Deposit refundable if 5 weeks notice of cancellation given.