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VAV | Fibonacci Art

Join us for VAV to create your masterpiece! Your art assignment is to illustrate your version of the spiral within a shell using chalk pastel 🌀🐚

+ $35
+ Walk-ins welcome

History Lesson:

The Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers where a number is found by adding up the two numbers before it. Starting with 0 and 1, the sequence goes 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, and so forth. Each new number is the sum of the previous two numbers. Thus, the sequence is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, etc.

In fact, the Golden Ratio has inspired thinkers of all disciplines like no other number in the history of mathematics. The fascination with the Golden Ratio is not confined just to mathematicians. Biologists, artists, musicians, historians, architects, psychologists, and even mystics have pondered and debated the basis of its ubiquity and appeal. 

Fibonacci (c. 1175 – c. 1250) was an Italian mathematician from the Republic of Pisa, considered to be "the most talented Western mathematician of the Middle Ages".

Mathematicians have studied the properties of the golden ratio, including its appearance in the dimensions of a regular pentagon and in a golden rectangle, which may be cut into a square and a smaller rectangle with the same aspect ratio. The golden ratio has been used to analyze the proportions of natural objects as well as man-made systems.

Twentieth-century artists have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio—especially in the form of the golden rectangle, in which the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is the golden ratio—believing this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing.

The golden ratio appears in some patterns in nature, including the spiral arrangement of leaves and other plant parts such as branching in trees, arrangement of leaves on a stem, the fruitlets of a pineapple, the flowering of artichoke, an uncurling fern and the arrangement of a pine cone, and the family tree of honeybees.

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Earlier Event: February 20
After School Art
Later Event: March 2
After School Art