Jeea Mirza ‘In the Courtyard of the Beloved’ (Detail) Watercolour on paper, based upon the mosaic floor in the Bayt El-Kredlea

On-line Workshop 

NOTE: This work shop was presented LIVE on 25th 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 ‘post-beginner’/intermediate workshop is suitable for those with some experience of constructing patterns with compass and straight edge. It is open to beginners, but if you are new to this discipline it would be advisable to start with earlier workshops in this series.

This is the final workshop of an ON-LINE series exploring 6 and 12-fold symmetry. There are 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 final week we will re-create the classic 12-fold rosette, which features as a cut-stone mosaic floor in the Bayt El-Kredlea in Cairo (images above and below) dating from the Ottoman period. We will discuss the historical occurrences of this pattern and the wider family of designs that it gives birth to. 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)

Cut-stone mosaic floor, Bayt El-Kredlea Cairo.

Course Details

On-line GeometryExploring 6-Fold Symmetry (5)
Date:25th 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.