The Inspiration of Geometry: Drawing a Rose Window (Online)

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:March 13-20, 2021 Check for other dates
Meets:Two Sat., 1-4PM Begins 03/13 (MT)
Location:ONLINE: Via Zoom
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Notes:Student buys materials (see, approx $120. Class time is in MT. Good internet connection and a laptop or device with camera and mic is needed. You should download Zoom in advance of class. It is free to install, Look for an email from your instructor with the subject line CFU Zoom class for the link. Be ready to log on and join the meeting 5-10 minutes prior to the class start time so you will be ready when class begins. If you have trouble using the link, just go to, click "Join a Meeting" and enter the meeting ID provided in the instructor's email.

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