Geometry of Nine
|Dates:||7 August 2017 - 11 August 2017|
|Location:||The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG|
Learn to draw a series of geometric patterns featuring nine-pointed stars, of which there are diverse variations throughout the Islamic world, from the Alhambra Palace in Spain to Itimad-ud-Daula’s tomb in India. Understand the underlying constructions and how the designs are developed from a hexagonal grid. Learn how to weave a geometric pattern using the correct proportions.
By the end of the course, participants will have explored a range of construction methods for nine-pointed stars, and completed drawings for several patterns. They will also have developed an analytical understanding of them, which will expand their understanding of geometric patterns in general.
This practical art course will involve drawing geometric constructions using ruler and compass. Students will be guided through the practical steps and given analytical insights into the constructions.
Suitable for students who have previously taken geometry courses at the School.
All materials will be provided.
Ameet Hindocha is an artist and designer with a long-standing interest in mathematics, nature and pattern and their expression in the visual arts. In recent years this has manifested itself in ongoing research and application of geometric principles to a wide variety of media and processes. The family of patterns which combine 12 and 9 pointed stars is a particular area of ongoing interest and exploration. He also teaches on the Foundation Art & Design Diploma at Camberwell College of Arts.