NOTE: This work shop was presented LIVE on 27th June. A video recording, together with slides, handouts and supporting material is available by registering on the right-hand panel. You will receive access to the material within 24 hours of registration.
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 ‘Exploring 5-Fold Symmetry’ 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 ).
Individual class: £15. Full series of 15 classes: £70 – £90.
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)