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 is the fourth of an ON-LINE series of workshops exploring 5-fold symmetry. There will be 5 ‘Exploring 5-Fold Symmetry’ sessions in total.
This week we will be recreating a stunning 10-fold rosette which appears in many locations across Egypt, Anatolia and notably in the Gayer Anderson House in Cairo (image below). 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 ‘Exploring 5-Fold Symmetry’ series which can be downloaded from our archive. (Scroll through gallery in banner above to see historical examples of this weeks pattern, as well as related 10-fold designs and former students’ work ).
On-line Registration Fee: £10 – £15, £45 – £70 full series of 5 workshops.
You will receive payment confirmation and within 48 hours before the start of the workshop, and receive a link with joining instructions for the zoom workshop.
Late Registration and Cut-Off: Anyone registering any later than 12:00 midday BST (GMT +1) on the day of the workshop, may be too late to receive the access codes in time to access the afternoon workshop. However everyone who registers will receive a link the recording and other supporting materials within 48 hours of the end of the workshop.
The course will require you to download the free app Zoom
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
- Optional – Coloured pencils.
- Optional – Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)