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Drawing patterns from Roman geometric mosaics

Drawings and photos of some of the geometric patterns

Duration: 1 day, 10am - 4.30pm

Price: £135

Book with: Lawrence Payne
at Roman Mosaic Workshops

This course is also taught online.

Willcox Avenue
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3HQ

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About the Course

10 am - 4.30 pm

One day workshop, for complete beginners, no experience in geometry needed. £135.00 per person
No mosaics are made in this workshop, instead I will teach you how to look at a geometric pattern from a Roman mosaic and then recreate it on paper. You learn to decipher the original, to break it down into pattern and geometry (these are two different things) and then to redraw it to the size you want. This is a completely unique system that I have developed over 16 years of looking these types of mosaics. You don't need any experience at all in geometry or maths, it is all explained in a very straight forward manner.
The drawings you produce are not just pretty pictures, they are accurate enough to make a mosaic from. I will show you how to avoid the mistakes and how to apply the system to patterns however complicated. All papers, pens and compasses are provided, you will just need to bring a notebook.

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What's included in the price?

All materials are included in the price along with tea and coffee, you just need to bring something for your lunch. We are right in the centre of town and there are plenty of cafes and food shops nearby.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners