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Geometry Primer: 3


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Stained glass window with tile surround, Mosque of Sokullu Mehmet Pasha, Istanbul

Taught by Richard Henry, this Geometry Primer  workshop is suitable for beginners, or those seeking to refresh their skills.

This is third in a series of ON-LINE Geometry Primer workshops, introducing key geometric principles and ‘starter’ patterns. Each class length will be limited to 90 minutes in length. There are 8 Primer sessions in total. 

This week we will recreate a classic 6-fold design from the Mosque of Sokullu Mehmet Pasha in Istanbul and we will weave the design (image below). A number of approaches to generating a weave will be introduced and their rules and application in a wide variety of contexts will be considered. There will be a brief contextual slide show examining historical examples and variations. Although this can be taken as a stand-alone workshop, we will build upon themes introduced in earlier Geometry Primer workshops. (Scroll through gallery in banner above to see images of historical designs typical of the patterns that we will examine in this series and 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 6-fold design with simple weave drawn with the aid of a ‘drop-bow’ compass, a tool which will be demonstrated in the class. Drawing @richardhenryart

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