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Platonic Solids - draw & build



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This ONLINE course taught by Adam Williamson 

This class has two parts, the first section we completed projected isometric drawings of the 5 solids with compass + straight edge. In the second optional session we built the platonic solids with chickpeas and cocktail sticks.

In this workshop participants will be investigating mathematical principles of symmetry and tessellation as exhibited in the world of nature. These universal principles govern growth and structure and are found in both crystalline and botanical nature.

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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)

PART 2 – BUILDING (optional)

STICKS, one of the following listed order of preference

  • Cocktail sticks
  • kebab/bbk sticks


Plasticine or Chickpeas (please soak Chickpeas overnight)

Another alternative is to use.


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