Labyrinth - the journey inwards for transformation and rebirth

Subject: Geometry
Dates: 16 September 2019 - 20 September 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Tom Bree
Full price
£ 385

Labyrinths are geometric patterns that mark out a journey - a journey to a central place. They contain a pathway that runs from the periphery of the pattern to its centre which often twists and turns in many different directions. The reaching of the centre is then followed by a return back outwards along the same path. Some labyrinth journeys are descents into the underworld whereas others are ascents into the heavenly realm. But they are always journeys of transformation that involve a physical enactment of what is effectively a journey to ones own centre.

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 have experienced a 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 which can then optionally be walked upon within and outside of course hours.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided on this course.

You may find it useful to bring a notebook to take notes.

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full-time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

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Tutor biography

Tom Bree

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.

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