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On-line Geometry
Exploring 6-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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Terms & Conditions:
Fee is non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation of the course by the host.

Artwork: Jeea Mirza

Taught by Richard Henry, this introductory workshop is suitable for beginners, or those seeking to refresh their skills.This is the third of an ON-LINE series of workshops exploring 6 and 12-fold symmetry. 

This week we will re-create the classic 12-fold rosette tessellated within a hexagonal frame (image above). There will be a brief contextual slide lecture exploring the historical variations of this design from Anatolia, to Egypt and most famously at the Alhambra in Spain. Each participant will receive a PDF handout detailing the steps undertaken to re-create the design, as well as access to a video recording of the session and additional supporting material. The course content will complement, but differ from our other ON-LINE courses. (Scroll through gallery in banner above to see images of historical instances of the patterns covered in this series, as well as former students’ work ).

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
  • Masking Tape
  • Zero Eraser or equivalent
  • Optional – Coloured pencils.
  • Optional – Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)

Classic 12-Fold Rosette shown with polygonal sub-grid. Drawing @richardhenryart

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