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Painting Geometry: Five-fold Patterns

  • The Prince's Foundation – School of Traditional Arts 19-22 Charlotte Road London, England, EC2A 3SG United Kingdom (map)

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Design and paint an original geometric composition. In this course, you will be introduced to techniques of how large and complex geometric compositions can be built using smaller repeating units.

Learn the fundamentals of tiling and tessellation using the non-repeating patterns of 5- and 10-fold geometries. Participants will be shown how tesselating techniques were applied in Ottoman and Mamluk contexts and apply these principles in creating an original composition of their own.

In addition, three different approaches to achieving beautiful and harmonious colour will be introduced via a visual presentation and each class member will then select one of these approaches to apply in painting their own design. By the end of the week, each participant will have completed a large, painted geometric design suitable for framing.