A practical exploration of the five fundamental 'Platonic' forms

Order in Space 

Carving the Platonic Solids in Stone

with Daniel Docherty and Nicholas G. Durnan

28 June - 2 July 2022  Cost: £410

SAOG Studios/Ruskin East,
 Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK
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Join Daniel Docherty and master stone-mason Nicholas G. Durnan for this week-long course where participants will learn the principles of Order in Space through a deep study and immersion in the five platonic solids. Daniel will lead the first two days where we will familiarise and befriend the forms as we draw, model and weave them in various ways and at various scales. The focus of the Thurs/Fri/Sat sessions will be on the carving of the forms in stone. It is likely that particpants will be able to carve a full set of all five 'Platonic' solids. You are welcome to book either the two intro days (with Daniel Docherty) or the three 'carving' days (with Nick Durnan) as stand alone courses - see Paypal buttons above.

Ideally you'll be able to join us for the full five day course.

Previous course participants are welcome to undertake a different stone carving project such as a 'rose tracery' or the more complex 'great dodecahedron' 

... I had such a fabulous weekend! It was Awesome to carve The 5 Platonic Solids & I loved every minute. I have a deeper understanding of them after carving them & I feel like I’ve been initiated into something rather sacred. I’ve also discovered that I utterly adore carving stone ...
Another truly nourishing & enriching time at the SAOG Studio, I grow every time I come.
A million Thank You’s Daniel & Nick & until next time.
I’d absolutely love to carve more! Please let me know about any future plans & if I’m in the country I’ll be there!

Sara Hall - Participant on SAOG Studios' Intro. to the Platonic Solids and Carving the Platonic Solids in Stone courses Oct. 2019

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