The Golden Ratio in Nature, Art & the Cosmos
|Dates:||5 February 2020 - 25 March 2020|
|Time:||18:30 - 21:00|
|Location:||The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts|
This enigmatic and unique ratio was referred to by Euclid as the 'extreme and mean division' of a line. It features prominently within the natural world of growth such as in flowers, microscopic sea organisms and even our own DNA spiral. It also indirectly expresses itself through the so-called 'Fibonacci sequence' where simple whole numbers can be used in relationship to approximate what is ultimately an inexpressible ratio.
This practical art course will concentrate on the drawing of geometric golden ratio patterns from different spiritual traditions. It will also focus on various intriguing and beautiful geometric diagrams that can help the inquisitive student to ponder the spiritual meaning of this ideal mathematical relationship. All of this will be accompanied by regular slideshows consisting of beautiful images of the golden ratio in nature, art and the cosmos.
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?
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.
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.
By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions.
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
- Geometry & the Order of Nature Begins 9 October 2019
- Sacred Geometry in Art and Architecture Begins 4 February 2020