Photos > captured in Fez, Morocco April 2018

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Learn the beautiful art of Geometric Patterns
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This workshop is an introduction for those interested in architecture, pattern design, culture, and sacred art.
Together, we will learn some fundamental principles behind Geometric Patterns and create a tessellated design using only a ruler and compass.
Each Workshop focuses on a different pattern found in / or inspired by the ancient world of traditional Islamic Art
These classes are deigned for all skills levels
 

> Upcoming Workshops <

Investment
$50
 
Bring a friend > $45 each
 

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BRISBANE

Bardon Hall

Saturday 17TH August

11:00AM > 1:00PM

BYRON SHIRE

Suffolk Park Community Centre

Sunday 25th August

12:00PM > 2:00PM

SUNSHINE COAST

> Maleny Community Centre

Saturday 31st August

12:30PM > 2:00PM

GOLD COAST

Gecko Currumbin Hall

Saturday 7th September

12:00PM > 2:00PM

SYDNEY

Newtown Neightbourhood Centre

Saturday 26th October

2:00PM > 4:00PM

NEWCASTLE

NAS > Newcastle ArtSpace

Saturday 26nd November

12:00PM > 2:00PM

CANBERRA

> Ainslie Arts Centre

Saturday 9th November

2:30PM > 4:30PM

MELBOURNE

> Laneway Learning CBD

Saturday 16th November

12:00PM > 2:00PM

ADELAIDE

> Barossa Regional Gallery

Saturday 23rd November

1:00PM > 3:30PM

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These workshops begin with the divine symbol of unity, the circle.
You will be guided step-by-step through the process, whilst
using only a compass and ruler to create a geometric pattern.

 

Students are advised to purchase a good quality compass in advance of the workshop. Helix or Stadler * Recommend

Please bring an A3 Visual Diary

ALL other materials are provided including step by step manuals

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NO artistic skills required

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Note: Limited Spots Available

* To secure your spot please book in advance

 

note ** TWO forms of payment accepted

Reserve through PayPal

- - A small booking fee applies for PayPal payments

This can be payed through the BOOKINGS PAGE

 

OR

Bank Transfer

Suncorp Bank

Account name S J ELLIS

BSB 484 799

Account Number 046584802

 

Please Reference the date you would like to attend & your name.

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Please note: Please note: I cannot refund due to material allocation and other people missing out on a class. You are more than welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else. I hope you understand - Thankyou xx

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What is Geometry?

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Geometry helps understanding of spatial relationships - This language of symmetry and proportion creates a clear perception of space and position through studying the size and shape of everything in the world.

Knowing about different shapes and their sizes allows the mind to visualize innovative patterns - by building with the learned shapes.

Creating using this method can help aid in bringing together both sides of the brain.

The left side of the brain is the logic-driven, technical side, while the right side is the creative and artistic side. Most people have a dominant right brain or left brain.

Geometry can help combine both to create a perfect symmetry between the two sides.

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Geometry in Islamic Architecture

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Geometric patterning in Moroccan architecture is one of its fundamental principles. Its use in Morocco stems from the country's Islamic heritage and its Islamic artistic traditions.

These include elaborate geometric patterns, Biomorphic design * arabesque (naturally occurring patterns or shapes reminiscent of nature and living organisms) and calligraphy.

 

Moroccan, Berber and Islamic patterns are not just beautiful, but reflects its cultural values and reveals the way people view the spiritual realm and the universe.

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Art is thought as expressed by the hands.
The essentials are form and life.

With masks, for instance, the soul must be, in the eyes.

It is very hard to accomplish this,

and sometimes only one out of fifty masks will have a soul.

Peace of mind is necessary for successful work."
(Ramsayer, 14)

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