Short Courses & Lectures
The Open Programme offers lectures, workshops and short, practical courses in traditional arts and crafts. These are open to anyone over the age of 18 and suit all levels of ability and experience, from beginners to seasoned practitioners.
Students who complete five courses within three years are eligible to receive a certificate of completion.
Composing in the round: polygons in traditional art
With Michael S. Schneider
While often overlooked, there is abundant evidence of the intentional use of geometry in the composition of traditional arts, crafts and architecture. Through many examples we’ll see how polygonal shapes, patterns and proportions have been applied to harmonise the elements of great painting, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, architecture and more across a variety of cultures and centuries.