Silk Road Patterns
|Dates:||29 May 2017 - 2 June 2017|
|Location:||The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG|
|Tutor:||Lisa DeLong, Tom Bree|
This practical art course will concentrate on the drawing of geometric patterns from different regions & spiritual traditions along the Silk Road. The course is taught by a different tutor each day who will introduce participants to the artistic tradition and geometric character of each cultural centre. Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create a dazzling portfolio of geometric patterns from the Silk Road. Explore how geometric patterns evolve as we travel from East to West, how the laws of geometry are the same everywhere yet are expressed uniquely in each new context.
All materials will be provided.
Dr Lisa DeLong completed her doctoral studies at the School in 2007, specializing in the principles of geometric design in Islamic and Western traditions. Lisa's book "Curves: Flowers, Foliates and Flourishes in the Formal Decorative Arts" was published in November 2013, and she is currently Outreach Project Manager for the School, designing and conducting educational workshops internationally.
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.