Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination
extended five-day course
 with Adam Tetlow 
31 August - 4 September 2020
Venue: SAOG Studios Time: 10:00-17:00 Cost: £335
(Accommodation/meal options available on campus)
SAOG Studios (Ruskin East)
Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK
​'An absolutely wonderful course'
'Adam Tetlow is a fantastic teacher of this beautiful, ancient art form. The clear descriptions, detailed illustrations and patient explanations made this course a success for me. 
I greatly enjoyed it!'
Kelly Nelson - Oakland, California 

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.

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The Craftsman's Secret

1, 2 August 2020

with Adam Tetlow
10:00-17:00  Cost: £130  
SAOG Studios (Ruskin East)
Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK
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Harmonic design has long been a secret of the craft schools.
Using traditional methods we will explore the magic and mystery of harmonic geometry and how to marry these primordial forms to reveal the craftsman's secret;
an essential design tool which unifies the arts of the quadrivium.

Geometry of Ancient Egypt

A three-day course with Adam Tetlow

16-18 October 2020
SAOG Studios (Ruskin East)
Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK
10:00-17:00   Cost: £195  Book now
Join us on a journey through the geometric arts of Ancient Egypt ...
The profound relationship between qualitative geometry and the forms of architecture and sculpture is no where better expressed than in the ancient egyptian tradition.
During this course we will be drawing inspiration from the work of
R.A. Schwaller de Lubitcz, John Michell and others.

Stonecircle Geometry and the Secrets of Megalithic Architecture

A three-day course with Adam Tetlow

6-8 November 2020
SAOG Studios (Ruskin East)
Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK
10:00-17:00   Cost: £195  Book now
Come and explore the unique and breathtaking geometry behind some of the world's most ancient
architecture. From Stonehenge to Castlerigg, learn the methods of these ancient geometers.
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Geometry means 'Earth-Measure', in this short course students will learn just how miraculously true this is. Through the medium of sacred measure we will explore the musical and geometrical relationships inherent in the shape of the earth and the planets of the solar system. We will construct scale geometrical drawings of Earth, the inner planets and the outer planets and Sun using measures based on the English foot which date back to at least 5000BC. 
Celtic Geometry and the Knots of Da Vinci and Dürer
Using the principles and construction techniques underlying Celtic knot-work,
we will learn how to analyse and draw the intricate and beautiful knots of Leonardo Da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer.

View images from past  Celtic Pattern, Geometry and imagination; 

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The Knots of Da Vinci and Durer courses with Adam Tetlow at SAOG Studios ...

'An excellent course!
Adam Tetlow is a highly skilled teacher of the celtic form and shares knowledge and techniques in a very relaxed and informative way. 
SacredArtofGeometry (SAOG Studios) is a wonderful and rare educational space.'
Judith Way - Forest Row, UK
'I'm writing to tell you how much I enjoyed the workshop, what a treat to be immersed in celtic geometry and cosmic measure for three whole days. The learning environment there is really special and SAOG Studios is a joy to work in.
I'm very much looking forward to further workshops with you.
I really enjoyed working with Adam, and the experience was very much enriched by his depth and breadth of knowledge on the subject.
I enjoyed everybody's contributions ... and I'm confident to get going on my own now ...'
Kirt Holmes Nov. 2018 Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination course participant



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