Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination : Week Course

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Sacred Art of Geometry Studios Docherty

Location address: Forest Row, RH18 5JX
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Ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £335
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A SUMMARY
A five-day extended course with Adam Tetlow. Participants on this five-day SAOG Studios course will learn the fundamental principles of Celtic Geometry with Adam Tetlow. For the first time Adam Tetlow is combining his 'Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination' with elements from 'Celtic Zoomorphic Patterns' and 'Integrating Islamic and Celtic Patterns. The course will explore the interplay between traditional geometry and imaginative freehand ornament within Celtic Art from its Palaeolithic beginnings through to its Classical and Christian periods. Students will learn to draw and compose the traditional forms of Celtic knot work, zoomorphic animal patterns and Celtic key patterns as well as the unique geometrical methods of compass drawn spiral patterns. The Celtic practice of composing manuscript pages using the geometry of squares and proportional rectangles will also be covered. We will explore the interplay and combine the unique methods exemplified by the Celtic and Islamic genius. The Celts developed a system of manipulating Knot-work and Key patterns on an underlying grid, and the Islamic artists developed symmetry groups and tessellations unseen in other parts of the world. By working with the unique aspects of both of these traditional practices, students will learn to adorn their Islamic work with Celtic forms and their Celtic work with Islamic symmetries. --------------------------------- Participants requiring accommodation/meals may contact Emerson College directly for details and availability: Telephone: +44 (0)1342 822238 Web: http://www.emerson.org.uk/sacred-geometry Alternatively, for a list of local B&B/Hotel options and a wide range of Airbnb options are also available locally, please contact the mentor using the purple 'Contact Mentor' button. SAOG Studios is 20 min. by car/taxi from Gatwick Airport and an hour (approx) from London Victoria by train.
About your mentor
Sacred Art of Geometry Studios Docherty
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Adam Tetlow is an artist, ethno-mathematician, writer and teacher. He graduated from the PSTA's MA programme in 2003. He is the author of Celtic Pattern - Visual Rhythms of the Ancient Mind, co-author of Sacred Number, and contributor to Quadrivium and Designa and Trivium, all published by Wooden Books. His forthcoming book Ancient Metrology: Harmonic Number Science, is the summation of four years of research in close consultation with John Neal. Adam teaches geometry courses with the PSTA Daniel Docherty is co-founder and senior tutor at SAOG Studios, Emerson College and a visiting tutor at The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts, London. Daniel is particularly interested in how the revered quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy) inform the world’s artistic and cultural traditions. He lives with his family on the glorious Ashdown Forest.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Learn more about the interplay between traditional geometry and imaginative freehand ornament within Celtic Art.
Aim 3
learn to draw and compose the traditional forms of zoomorphic animal patterns.
Aim 5
Learn more about the Celtic practice of composing manuscript pages using the geometry of squares and proportional rectangles.
Aim 2
learn to draw and compose the traditional forms of Celtic knot work.
Aim 4
Learn to draw and compose the traditional Celtic key patterns as well as the unique geometrical methods of compass drawn spiral patterns.
Aim 6
Learn to adorn Islamic artwork with Celtic forms and Celtic artwork with Islamic symmetries.
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
Price£335
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Where we'll be
Emerson College, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX
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