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Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination : Week Course

Mentored by Sacred Art of Geometry Studios Docherty
Location address: Forest Row, RH18 5JX
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For ages: 18+ years

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Standard £335
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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 ...

Sacred Art of Geometry Studios Docherty
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

Learn more about the interplay between traditional geometry and imaginative freehand ornament within Celtic Art.

Strengths to develop

Working with geometric patterns can help you to relax, unwind and refocus your mind. This course will provide space and time for you to enter into a contemplative mood and help you to gently push aside thoughts and let your creativity flow.

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Emerson College, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £335

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Places are secured on receipt of a minimum 50% course fee deposit. The deposit is non-refundable. The remainder of the course fees are payable no later than the first day of course. The course fee includes all material expenses unless otherwise stated. ​


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