The Inspiration of Geometry: Drawing a Rose Window

Among the inspiring stained-glass windows are the rose windows. In this unique drawing class, we will further the exploration of the amazing world of geometry by constructing a rose, or wheel, window. The design is based on the thirty-four uppermost rose windows in the nave, transepts, and ambulatory sections of Chartres Cathedral in France, which was built mostly between 1194 and 1220. The construction begins with a circle, then through lines, giving birth to the square, then to the octagon, and then to the hexa-decagon (sixteen sides). The hidden underlying structural shapes use geometry in three different ways to produce a final design that is a symbolic and unified whole. The practice of geometry, through constructing the patterns of the universe illustrated in the windows, can be a discipline for intellectual and spiritual insight bringing participants into direct relationship with universal experience and fostering personal expansion. Marney Babcock studied design at Arapahoe Community College and sacred geometry at the Prince School of Traditional Arts in London and Chartres cathedral in France. She is passionate about sharing what she has learned in seven years of study. Marney recommends that students take The Art of Geometry (course #1959) first, but it is not required. The required materials are the same for both classes.

Dates:July 10, 2021 Check for other dates
Meets:One Sat., 10AM-4PM 07/10 (MT)
Location:CFU LOWRY: Near 1st & Quebec
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Notes:Student buys materials (see, approx $120.

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