Labyrinth - the journey inwards for transformation and rebirth
|Dates:||3 September 2018 - 7 September 2018|
|Time:||10:30 - 17:30|
Labyrinths are geometric patterns that mark out a journey - a journey of the soul to a central place. They contain a pathway that runs from the periphery of the pattern to its centre which twists and turns in many different directions. The reaching of the centre is then followed by a return back outwards along the same path.
Labyrinths have a very long history and are found in many different cultures - from the ancient world to medieval Christendom and all the way up to the current time in which they are experiencing a big resurgence. In this practical drawing course we will construct various different labyrinths and consider their history and symbolic meanings. As well as drawing/constructing labyrinths independently all participants will, together as a group, mark out and construct some life size labyrinths on the ground.
What should I bring?
All materials will be provided on this course.
You may find it useful to bring a notebook to take notes.
Who is this course for?
All levels of experience and ability welcome.
What days do I attend?
Monday - Friday
Do you offer concessions?
Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs. The reduced fee is £310.
To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.
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
- The Golden Ratio in Nature, Art & the Cosmos (August 2018) Begins 13 August 2018
- Geometric Patterns from Arts and Crafts of the Islamic Lands Begins 20 August 2018