This course is an introduction to the history, symbolism and principles of geometry in art and design. Through lectures and hands-on exercises, students will discover the satisfaction that comes with the creation of geometric patterns. With an emphasis on Islamic art, students will investigate and learn how to draw traditional geometric patterns by using simple tools: a compass, ruler and a straightedge. By working with designs of progressive complexity, students will develop a solid grounding in the language of symmetry in art. NOTE: Please bring a compass, ruler, pencil, eraser and drawing notebook (11x14" or larger) to the first session.
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