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2020: Geometric Drawing – Online

Venue: Online

Dates: This online workshop ran from Monday 24th August 2020 to Friday 28th August 2020.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

In this unique, skills based course, students will use traditional methods to explore a range of classic designs. Using traditional tools of compass and straight edge, each week we will recreate a beautiful pattern from a different part of the world. By working with designs of progressive complexity, students will develop a solid grounding in the language of symmetry in decorative art.

Discover how patterns of profound beauty and subtle complexity can be created from the simplest of means and develop practical skills in the arts and crafts of the decorative world.

For this workshop series, you will need:

  • A compass (Adam recommends the Rotring Master Bow compass)
  • A ruler
  • Cartridge paper – ideally A3 size
  • Range of Pencils (6B-4H)
  • Tracing paper
  • Zero Eraser or equivalent (Adam recommends this zero eraser)


  • Coloured pencils
  • Fine line drawing pens (useful to have, but not essential)

This  workshop will be run by the highly experienced Creative Dimension Trust tutor Adam Williamson.



Students must report for group teaching at 10am for a 30 minute tutorial. Following the first session, students will go offline to create their own work. The afternoon session will include private one-to-one sessions, a show and tell, and a briefing for the following day.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range of transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: Conservation, Signwriting, Calligraphy, Fine Art, Illustration and Animation (to name a few).


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 10 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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