Geometry & the Order of Nature
|Dates:||9 October 2019 - 27 November 2019|
|Time:||18:30 - 21:00|
|Location:||The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts|
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.
What should I bring?
All materials will be provided on this course.
You may find it useful to bring a notebook and take notes.
Who is this course for?
All levels and abilities welcome.
What days do I attend?
This course will take place over 8 consecutive Wednesday evenings
Do you offer concessions?
Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.
To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.
What if I need to cancel or change my booking?
You can view our policy here.
The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.
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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.
Upcoming Courses with Tom Bree
- Introduction to Islamic Art Begins 28 September 2019
- Geometric Patterns of Arts & Crafts in Islamic Lands Begins 8 October 2019
- Sacred Geometry in Art and Architecture Begins 4 February 2020
- The Golden Ratio in Nature, Art & the Cosmos Begins 5 February 2020