Sacred Geometry – Day Course

Limited places.
Booking essential.
All equipment & materials included. 

Open to all abilities.

London studios, 183 Bow Rd, Bow, London E3 2SJ, UK

10am – 5:30pm
Sunday 24 April 2022

with Adam Williamson &  Stephanie June Ellis

Draw and and build using the timeless formulas found in natural and traditions throughout the world and across time.

Using the traditional tools of compass and straight edge we will re-create beautiful pattern from around the world and develop a solid grounding in the language of symmetry in Sacred Art. 

Geometry occurs in the art and crafts of cultures throughout human history, directly inspired by the rhythms and structures of life itself. Its principles are beyond time and place.

In this workshop participants will investigate principles of symmetry and tessellation. These universal principles govern growth and structure and are found in both crystalline and botanical nature. We will discuss geometry in symbology and the planetary movements, drawings will focus on the platonic solids theorised upon by Plato, Leonardo Divinci and Joseph Kepler.

The class will conclude with a model building session constructing these polyhdreal (spherical) structures using bamboo and kamihimo paper.

Using paper and bamboo we will make an array of models and 3-dimensional static and kinetic structures.

We will Fold complex geometric patterns with ease and then use these as a basis to build an artwork reminiscent of the famous domed muqarnas doomed ceilings.

We will build the Platonic Solids and examine the key family of natural proportions, including the Golden Section, that underlie Sacred Architecture from across the world.

Everyone will home their own drawings and handmade sculptures.

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Course Details

Sacred Geometry - Day Course10am - 5:30pm Sunday 24 April 2022
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.
Course Fee £65
All equipment & materials included.
Terms & Conditions:Refundable if 5 weeks notice of cancellation given.
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