Join me in Scotland this fall for this engaging workshop that will feature a visual feast of gorgeous images from around the world. I will introduce the concept of the underlying geometric patterns in nature which are also expressed in the arts, crafts and architecture. Participants will learn to construct a lotus blossom pattern, along with a variety of polygons using hand-drawn geometry. The aim of the workshop is to build confidence and accuracy with compass skills, gain an appreciation for geometry as a design tool and engage with geometry as a visual symbolic language.
Participants will learn basic forms, repeat patterns, and may experiment with their own designs. You will receive handouts, leave with several hand drawn designs. Mosaicists are encouraged to bring photos or actual mosaics for one-on-one dialogue with the instructor on composition and approach. This is a design workshop, no mosaics are made. All Levels Welcome!
REGISTER NOW! Cut off date Aug 28, 2017
I will also be speaking at the 2017 Forum on trailblazing women artists who were active during the mid-20th century and whose architectural experiments in mosaic and tilework expanded the potential of traditional arts.
Lillian Sizemore has studied geometry with master geometers at the renowned Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London, learning visual Islamic traditions, and with the author of “Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe” in USA. She’s been an invited artist in international cultural exchanges including Gaziantep, Turkey and Clauiano, Italy. Working with mandalas led her to studying geometry in depth whilst developing an extensive archive of mid-20th century mosaicists. She is widely recognized in the field as a ‘mosaic detective’ as her work aims to fill the historical gap of mosaic’s legacy. Her articles have been published in Andamento, Mosaic Art NOW, RawVision and the Society for Commercial Archaeology. www.lilliansizemore.com