Geometric Art and Pattern – Online
What is a geometric pattern? What connects Islamic tiles and hot cross buns? How do you construct a pattern that is infinite?
Enjoy learning about the laws of geometry that underlie everything from art to plants to engineering then put them into practice making your own drawings or three-dimensional objects. Included is some research, some cultural history and some creative thinking. Towards the end of the course you could be building a lampshade, inventing a pattern for your kitchen floor or creating a beautiful drawing.
Suitability - Who should attend?
This is a course for people who want to understand how geometry works and are curious about how it has appeared across visual and cultural history. You need to be able to use a compass and straight edge and have an interest in art and pattern
Training Course Content
We will investigate and draw the different families of related shapes produced by using 90 degree grids, 60 degree grids, circles and quadrants.
You will learn how to use the annotation tools in zoom to analyse the underlying geometric structure of examples from architecture, textiles and everyday objects that you have found.
You will be able to tell the difference between an infinite and a contained pattern and know the effect of using repeated blocks.
You will use your new skills to make something of your own design whether practical or contemplative.
It will be lively, wide-ranging in its visual references, interactive and fun. The online time will be split between looking at and talking about demonstrations or pictures on screen and students working on drawings, designs or constructions. I may ask you to do some homework such as taking photographs and sending them to me, or undertaking drawing or pattern exercises.
Course delivery details
- Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
- Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions. One-to-one and group discussion.
- Full fee: £124
- Concession fee: £41
What this course could lead to
Further Study with Mary Ward Centre, a reduction in lockdown boredom, sense of creative achievement and some social closeness as opposed to social distancing. Further Study with Mary Ward Centre.
Mary Ward Centre
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