Celtic Geometry and Imagination

Subject: Geometry
Dates: 30 July 2018 - 3 August 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Adam Tetlow
Full price
£ 385
Student concession
£ 310
OAP concession
£ 310

This course will explore the interplay between traditional geometry and imaginative freehand ornament within Celtic Art from its Palaeolithic 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.

What should I bring? 

All materials will be provided on this course. 

Who is this course for? 

Previous practical geometrical experience would be useful but is not essential.

What days do I attend? 

Monday - Friday

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).

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