Geometry and the Order of Nature
|Dates:||24 April 2017 - 26 June 2017|
|Time:||18:30 to 21:00|
|Location:||The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG|
This course introduces participants to the essential principles of geometry and number in nature. It includes the study of the three primary symmetry groups which embody the triangle and hexagon, the square and octagon and the pentagon and decagon. Participants will use compasses and ruler to draw a variety of patterns mainly from the Islamic tradition and the syllabus will slowly move from more simple patterns onto more complex ones as the course progresses. The use of geometry as a symbolic language and a contemplative form in the spiritual imagination will also be an on-going theme throughout the course. Participants will finish the course with a collection of around 12 completed patterns.
All materials will be provided in the class.
Please note there will be no class on 1 and 29 May due to Bank Holidays.
Tom Bree is a geometer-artist, teacher and writer. He completed his M.A. at the School in 2003 and has since been researching and teaching in the area of geometry and symbolism. Tom has been teaching on the Open and M.A. programmes since 2008 and also organises his own geometry courses both in the UK and abroad. He is currently undertaking doctoral studies at the School in which he is analysing the underlying geometric design of Wells Cathedral in Somerset.