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Gothic Arches


Online course in English
2 sessions of 2h30

Recordings available
Live session finished

New version coming soon

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A new version is coming soon!

This course is temporarily unavailable. I am creating a new version of it, which should be available early decembre 2023.

(the old version will still be available to anyone already signed up)

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We often say that the broken arch is a distinctive element of gothic architecture.

Indeed even if they were used before, they are so in a characteristic way in gothic architecture.

They are key elements of the structural solidity of gothic buildings, and their principle is also used in gothic ornamentation.

In this online course in 2 sessions, we will see basic arche shapes used in gothic architecture, and how to combine them in 2 shapes of bay windows.

We will also see one example of adding some thickness to the tracery on one of the bay window.

Finally we will see some ploy-foil examples to ornate the bays.

All will be traced using compasses and straight edge, using logic principles of geometry, similar to those used by cathedral builders.

This course is suited for beginners.

Equipment and materials needed:
-Standard photocopy paper, or drawing paper (120grs) around A4 or A3 size (or similar)
-tracing paper (same size as your paper)
-drawing compass
-30cm ruler
-pencils or mechanical pencils (0.5 or 0.3 leads) and eraser
-some coloured pencils
-pens, eventually some coloured fine-liners

Online course contents (recordings, PDFs, links, images, etc) are accessible through your member's account on this website. 

Live sessions are hosted on Zoom, the link will be sent within 48h before the beginning of the session. 


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