Learn the alchemy and processes involved in making your own set of watercolour and gouache paints. The roots, berries and minerals that we will be precipitating, grinding and binding, all have layered correspondences that link to the planetary archetypes. Using compasses and straight-edge we will create mandalas that also resonate with the planetary patterns. The symbolism and character of colour in different traditions will be explored as we apply our paints to patterns to reveal works of dazzling beauty to adorn the home and nourish the soul. Reviews from previous Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern courses: 'I leaned more in five days than in three years of Art at university' June 2018 course participant 'I feel on the Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern course that I was really entering into a deep organic process that was steeped in tradition and spiritually. I found it tremendously inspiring, nurturing and a deeply powerful experience - amazingly good!' Dec. 2017 course particip...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
With David Cranswick PhD and Daniel Docherty David Cranswick is an M.A. and PhD tutor at the Princes School of Traditional Arts, as well as on their public programme. He lectures internationally on traditional painting methods and has been giving workshops in traditional painting materials and techniques for twenty-five years. 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.
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