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Composition in Art
Math, music, and making art feel good



How does the rule of thirds work? How can music notes be used to compose a picture? Why is symmetry boring? What the hell is a rabatment? Join us for a journey through the strange, mathematical world of artistic composition. Learn why the human brain expects to find geometry hidden in art, and how artists through history have used composition to engage the eye and manipulate the mind.


  • Learn how composition affects our perception of artwork
  • Learn to apply basic composition techniques
  • Learn to identify common methods of composition used in western art history
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