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Sacred Symmetry: Creating Contemplative Artworks through Digital & Non-Digi...
Sat, May 20, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
This workshop will explore the connections between symmetry and geometry in nature and in art. The emphasis will be on perceiving the pattern which connects in each. Examples will include fractals, geometry, and symmetry in such things as rosette stained glass windows, Buddhist mandalas, and the work of contemporary artists whose work reflects a similar theme of balance and harmony. Following the introductory presentation of visual examples and discussion, workshop participants will have an opportunity to explore and create art works which reflect harmony, balance, and foster a contemplative experience.
Workshop methods will be demonstrated using digital media such as smart phones and tablets which have basic image editing through readily available apps. The examples shown on the website were created using an iPad Pro and the Art Studio app.
The facilitator will cover numerous apps which can be used to create mandalas and other symmetrical compositions from scratch or from images in your photo library. More advanced options would include the use of multiple layers and several apps in sequence on one image. Several non-digital options will be available as well for participants who may feel digitally challenged.
Workshop length: 3 hours
Workshop fee: $45
About the Facilitator:
Ken Callaway, MFA, is an Atlanta area artist and photographer. He retired in 2016 from a career as an art educator in Douglas County. His work has been included in numerous regional and national juried exhibits.