Artwork: Charlotte MacTavish

On-line Workshop 

NOTE: This workshop was presented LIVE on 4th July 2020. 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 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.