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Summer Gothic Rose Window

Mende Cathedral

Online course in English
3 sessions

Tuesday 1st of August - recording
Tuesday 8th of August - recording
Thursday 17th of August, 4:30pm (French Time Zone) - live session

70€ (launch price)

Launch price valid until the 28th of September 2023
After that it will be 90€ for this course
(This is still a low price for the amount of videos, but I used this course to experiment a new format, so I am happy to keep it low. I might re-film it at some point)

Lozère is a beautiful location in France. The population density is low there and nature is strong.

Rich in rivers and mountains (old and low), there is only one Gothic Cathedral there, in the city of Mende. The Gothic portal and the rose where destroyed in 1793 (around the French Revolution), and then rebuilt around 1900, the rose being almost identical to the previous one.

I love the very floral and dynamic look of this Rose! It is relatively simple, based essentially on 4 and 8 fold symmetry and there is only one level of tracery, which makes it easier to give a thickness to the core line of the tracery.

It is a sunny rose, perfect for a geometry summer project, or to try a large Gothic Rose for the first time.

Beginners and experienced are welcome for this course!

Note: The small roundel at the centre (looking like cherries) will be modified with a simpler version for this course. The original motif is more complex than the rest of the rose, and will be the subject of another small course.

As it is summer, and timetables tend to vary (for me also) I am offering a different option than usual: with 2 recorded videos (not live) more like a tutorial, for the geometric part, and one live session (will also be recorded) for questions and for the colour rendering of the pattern.

Recorded sessions will last around 1h30 or 2h, a little less than usual live sessions, as you will have the option to press pause on the video.

As usual it will be possible to ask questions via email at any time (answers may come within 2 or 3 days).

Launching price: because it is a new course format and because it is summer, I am offering this course for 70€ (usually a course with 3 live sessions with recordings would be 90€)

Equipment and materials needed:
-Standard photocopy paper, or drawing paper (120grs) around A2 size recommended for the drawing of the large rose, A4 or A3 for side drawings.
-tracing paper (A4 or A3)
-drawing compass with pen attachement
-30cm ruler (40 or 50cm ruler for the A2 drawing)
-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. 


Recordings will be available until the end of 2023 (at the minimum). 

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