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On-line Geometry
Exploring 5-fold Symmetry (3)


What will I receive
2.5 hour class video, plus contextual material, including e- booklet with instructional drawings.



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Fee is non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation of the course by the host.

Ceramic tile mosaic from Jameh Mosque, Isfahan.

Taught by Richard Henry, this introductory/intermediate workshop is suitable for beginners, or those seeking to refresh their skills.

Patterns based upon 5 and 10-fold symmetry are among the most beautiful and subtle found within Islamic art. This week we will be recreating a stunning 10-fold rosette which appears in different locations from the Jameh Mosque in Isfahan (image above). There will be a brief contextual slide lecture and each student will receive a video recording of the workshop, together with PDF handouts and a additional supporting material. Although this can be taken as a stand-alone workshop, we will build upon themes introduced in earlier workshops in the series which can be downloaded from our archive.  (Scroll through gallery in banner above to see images of historical 10-fold designs and former students’ work ).

REQUIRED equipment & materials

  • A compass (recommended compass is the Rotring Master Bow)
  • A ruler
  • Cartridge paper, 3 sheets – A3 size ideally heavy weight (150gsm plus)
  • Range of Pencils (6B-4H)
  • Tracing paper
  • Masking Tape
  • Zero Eraser or equivalent
  • Scissors
  • Optional – Coloured pencils.
  • Optional – Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)

Ceramic decagram tile based upon design from Jameh Mosque, Isfahan (R. Henry 2001).

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