Celtic Geometry and Imagination

Subject: Geometry
Dates: 31 July 2017 - 4 August 2017
Time: 10:30 to 16:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Tutor: Adam Tetlow
Full price
£ 385
Student and pensioner concession
£ 310

This course will explore the interplay between traditional geometry and imaginative freehand ornament within Celtic Art from its Paleolithic beginnings through to Classical and Christian periods. Students will learn to draw and compose the traditional forms of knotwork and key patterns as well as the unique geometrical methods of compass drawn spiral patterns. The Celtic practice of composing manuscript pages using the geometry of squares and proportional rectangles will also be covered. Previous practical geometrical experience would be useful but is not essential.

Tutor biography

Adam Tetlow

Adam Tetlow is an artist, writer and teacher. He graduated from the School's MA programme in 2003. He is the author of Celtic Pattern - Visual Rhythms of the Ancient Mind, co-author of Sacred Number, and contributor to Quadrivium (Wooden Books 2010).