Drawing & Designing Celtic Knotwork
Since ancient times, the beautiful, intricate art form of Celtic interlace design has adorned the buildings, stonework, monuments, jewelry, clothing and manuscripts of the Celtic nations. In modern times, knotwork is used for designing jewelry, floorcloths, plaques, Irish dance costumes, web pages, greeting cards, quilts and as a stand-alone visual art form. It can also be used as a tool for focusing, meditation and stress relief!
There are a number of methods of designing knots, but this courses will teach two of the simplest but most effective methods.
- will enable you to draw stand-alone knots, like triskels, square and circle knots and ways of combining them into seemingly intricate full page artwork.
- will then focus on designing larger spaces, borders, fills and asymmetrical knotwork. We will also explore traditional decorative styles, combination knots, irregular knots,approaches to composition, and ways of using colour to make your knotwork come to life in many different mediums.
Participants will be taken in clear easy steps through these methods of designing & decorating knots. By the end of the week you will be on your way to creating beautiful new designs.
Our classes are easy and fun for all ages and experience levels.
- Eileen McGann (BC)
- for Celtic Knotwork Class: COLOUR MEDIUMS OF YOUR CHOICE (eg. coloured pencils, water-colour pencils, markers, water colours or other colour mediums)
- Binder or folder for handouts
- Recording devices for musicians (optional)
- Water bottle
- Wacky costume for those participants in the Jig and Hornpipe Contest
- Long Pants
- Sweater for evening
- Outdoor Sportswear & Sunscreen
- Bathing suit
- Beach towel
- Bug repellent
- Highland Dress/Irish Costumes are Optional
- Your best attitude for a fun-filled week of learning!
The class schedule and location will be finalized once registration closes on June 25. We will post it here as soon as it is available.