Roman geometric patterns, how to understand their structure and draw them out
A course for mosaic artists, artists, archaeologists, students studying art history, maths, geometry and anyone else who is interested. This course is suitable if you just want to draw out the patterns but it comes into it's own if you want to use it to set a mosaic on. No prior experience is needed, I will walk you through the whole process including those sections needing basic skills in maths and geometry.
What you learn;
1. What drawing equipment you need, why graph paper isn't any good. I'll show you how to make and mark your own staff, this is a type of measuring stick which is invaluable to this work.
2. How to look at the patterns. A guide to looking at these patterns in a very specific way which will make it easier for you to decipher them, it's knowing when to look at the pattern, and when to look for the underlying geometry.
3. How to draw them out to the size you want. If you are drawing these patterns to set a mosaic then you'll be able to size the pattern to correctly correspond to the size of mosaic tiles that you will be using. This system is unique, it's come about after 14 years of working on these mosaics and constantly asking, 'how were they done and how can I get others to do them?'
4. Patterns, there are 15 patterns available to download, both motifs and borders. These have a step by step guide to the whole process and a number of the motifs come with setting instructions for the mosaic plus a guide to the numbers and colours of tesserae needed. You don't even have to have worked through the course to be able to do these. In fact I suggest you start doing some straight away and then go and look at the course. This is simple to learn if you have the right system and that is what I teach you here.