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The Elegance of Geometry: The Pentagon & Pentagram

Course Code: 1957D

Dates: October 30, 2021

Meets: One Sat., 1-5PM 10/30 (MT)

Location: Colorado Free University in Lowry.

Non-Member: $66.00

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Have you found the intersection of art and geometry inspiring? In class we’ll further explore the amazing world of geometry by constructing the pentagon and pentagram. This more complex construction begins with a circle with the wonder of these shapes emerging from the concept of the golden ratio. The golden ratio (or golden mean) is found as early as 2570 BCE in the great Egyptian pyramid of Giza. The ratio has an impact in our visual and intellectual lives and gives an aesthetically pleasing proportion. The constructions based on the ratio represent the generative life force and are sacred symbols in many cultures, revered for their powerful insight into living nature. They impart an impression of excellence, power, and magic. In class, learn the story and work on geometrically constructing your own design using the pentagon/pentagram. Marney Babcock recommends that students take The Art of Geometry (course # 1959) first, but it is not required.

Notes:

Student buys materials (see https://www.freeu.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Geometry-classes-supply-list.pdf), approx $70-107.
Fee: $66.00

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Colorado Free University in Lowry.

CFU is at 7653 E 1st Pl. Denver, CO 80230 (NE corner of Red Cross Way & 1st Pl). From 1st Ave and Quebec St, head east on 1st Ave to the stop sign at Roslyn St. Make a left on Roslyn and then a quick right on 1st Pl, heading east 2.5 blocks (past Red Cross Way) as the parking lot is on the east side of the building. Turn left into the parking lot, once in the lot we are on your left in the 2-story light tan brick building with red tiled roof. If you hit Spruce Street you've gone too far. https://goo.gl/maps/iCr3o3q79aK2

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