Artwork: Charlotte MacTavish

On-line Introductory Workshop 

Taught by Richard Henry, this introductory workshop is suitable for beginners, or those seeking to refresh their skills.This is the fourth of an ON-LINE series of workshops exploring 6 and 12-fold symmetry. There will be 5 ‘Exploring 6-Fold Symmetry’ sessions in total. Participants can register for each session on a drop in basis, or alternatively register for the whole 5 workshop series for a discount and receive access to all upcoming ‘Exploring 6-Fold Symmetry’ workshops, as well as access to video recordings of all previously presented sessions.

This week we will re-create the classic Moorish 12-fold rosette (image above) which features in the Cherratine Madrasa in Fez (image below) and other locations throughout the city. 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 ).

On-line Registration Fee: £10 – £15 per session. Full Series £45 – £70

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)

Carved plaster panel, Cherratine Madrassa, Fez, Morocco.

Course Details

On-line GeometryExploring 6-Fold Symmetry (4)
Date:4th July 2020
Saturday:3:00pm - 5.30pm BST (GMT + 1)
Standard Fee £15:
Concessions £10:
Full Series £70:
Concessions £45:
Note:The concessionary fee is available for full-time students, or those in low paid non-professional work.
Payment Option
Previously enrolled?Earlier payments will be refunded when enrolling for the full series. Ask for further details.
Terms & Conditions:Fee is non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation of the course by the host.