Course Details & Booking

Acanthus Ornament




This ONLINE course taught by Adam Williamson

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2 individual 2.5 hour sessions
Recordings available

The acanthus is one of the most common plant forms to make foliage ornament and decoration in the architectural tradition. We will explore the roots in roman architecture and use across the world from Indonesia to Europe.

Please wait after making the donation to be redirected to the registration page. We will also send everyone an email before the class with material to familiarise yourself before the session along with the online passcode again which will give you access to the class on Saturday.

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REQUIRED equipment & materials

  • A compass (recommended compass is the Rotring Master Bow)
  • A ruler
  • Cartridge paper – A3 size ideally heavy weight (120gsm plus)
  • Range of Pencils (6B-4H)
  • Tracing paper
  • Zero Eraser or equivalent
  • Optional – Coloured pencils.
  • Optional – Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)