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The Inspiration of Geometry: Drawing a Rose Window

Course Code: 1960J

Dates: July 9-16, 2022

Meets: Two Sat., 9AM-12:30PM Begins 07/09 (MT)

Location: Colorado Free University in Lowry.

Non-Member: $81.00

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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. See the list of materials for class here:


Student buys materials (see, approx $70-107.
Fee: $81.00

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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.
Date Day Time Location
07/09/2022Saturday9 AM to 12:30 PM Colorado Free University in Lowry.
07/16/2022Saturday9 AM to 12:30 PM Colorado Free University in Lowry.


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