News and Events

Sacred Art of Geometry Studios in collaboration with The Red Noon

Handmade Paints

We are delighted to announce the August/September 2021 launch of SAOG Studios' handcrafted 'Triskele Paints' in collaboration with The Red Noon ...

We will soon have 18 unique watercolour palettes for sale exclusively through The Red Noon website. 

These paint sets embody the sacred and loving relationship between place, substance and spirit. Every aspect of our paints are unashamedly unique … Our pigments and paints are prepared in small batches and to order. Subtle variations occur from batch to batch as the minerals and materials we use will inevitably embody distinctive qualities unique to their stories and places of origin. Our ceramic palettes are also all hand crafted from different clays with differing hues and including local foraged clays .

The response to our expanding SAOG Studio shop from recent course participants and passers by has been incredible. We intend over the coming months to offer our products, including our handmade pigments and paint sets, books and geometry tools through www.sacredartofgeometry.com

 We'll keep you posted.

For Red Noon customers see 'terms' pdf here:​

'We have become dangerously numb to the Sacred'

HRH, The Prince of Wales

 

Keeping it Human ...

Existential challenges are the order of the day. The 'Arts' are in danger of going the way of the 'Dodo'.

Cultural initiatives the world over are at best on the ropes, or else down for the count if not already knocked out

The so-called fourth industrial revolution '... characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human ...' (K. Schwab Founder and Exec Chair of WEF) is garnering rapid momentum. It is clearly a driving force behind the chaos, hysteria and confusion of recent months! It is a bleak vision so far as the subtle and sacred arts are concerned. Its aims and objectives - and likely ramifications - warrant further investigation (https://www.weforum.org/centre-for-the-fourth-industrial-revolution/; https://archive.is/GRI30; https://www.corbettreport.com/wef/).

'... There are no unsacred places;

There are only sacred places

and desecrated places ...'

These words of Wendell Berry (How to be a Poet) often come to mind when contemplating these transhumanist agendas! So too, the cautionary words of the much maligned and mis-understood Prince of Wales:

'We have become dangeroulsy numb to the Sacred'.

At SAOG Studios, our primary focus is to renew and deepen our connection to the Sacred. To this end, we recognize the importance of, and deeply value, meeting face-to-face while engaging in the practice and philosophy of the Sacred and Traditional Arts. We are encouraged and very grateful for the appreciation recent course participants have expressed at being able to attend real 'in person' courses!

Reflections and feedback from recent courses including 'Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination' and 'Geometry of Ancient Egypt'

(with Adam Tetlow); 'Geometry and Architecture' (with Jon Allen); and 'Sacred Art of Geometry: an introduction' (with Daniel Docherty) ...

'Ever grateful for the beautiful weekend with Jon. 

May the light of your wonderful work shine forever'

'Fabulous w.end! Thank you'

'An amazing course ... enjoyed every minute and with Daniel holding the space alongside the inspirational, magical Studio - just brilliant!

Thanks for doing these courses and for bringing people together ... '

'Thank you so much for hosting the last three days of Adam’s Geometry of Ancient Egypt course. His discoveries, or perhaps re-discoveries, were utterly fascinating and as always for me when I come to SAOG Studios an initiation into something magical and meaningful that always strikes many chords within me.'

'Thank you Daniel. I arrived nervous and a bit apprehensive.

I leave inspired and with an inner confidence - even with colour!

So absorbing and meditative, it has taken me out of myself and into another realm.'

'The weekend has been an inspiration. 

We spoke about another reality ... and the space, the materials and the breadth of knowledge and skill that you live is heartfelt.

To have spent time together where what is ancient, sacred, striven for is shared.

What an event! '

'... beyond expectations ...'

'What a wonderful couple of days!

Thanks so much. You hit the "beginners" note perfectly.

So much fascinating information. I really hope to be back for more ...'

'Heartfelt philosophy that resonates with our deepest wish expressed through design, colour and skilled instruction.

Who could not feel gratitude at this sharing.'

'Absolutely amazing and fantastic. I had a great weekend. I’ve been exploring geometry for just over a year now and this was a wonderful weekend of getting my foundation stones in a better order, sorted and a little more settled. I think it’s always good to revisit the fundamentals. I learnt so much and was reminded of a lot I had forgotten. I feel much more confident in my skills after the weekend. I’ll definitely be back to do another, it helped me put some of the pieces of the puzzle together. For me, it’s essential to remember the sacredness of these images every time I draw a pattern. It’s an adventure and an initiation into something magical and this weekend really brought that home to me. 

As ever Daniel, I’m truly grateful to you ... thank you so much for remaining open ... for holding the light and offering a portal to the divine for those who wish to step through it ... It’s heaven on Earth! '

"I was astounded at how wonderful the sacred geometry weekend was! I had a feeling it would be magical, but we explored far more than I had expected we would, and feel so much more excited and confident in my ability to play with elegantly simple and intricately complex shapes and patterns.

Daniel is a fantastic teacher, with whimsical humour, simple instructions for all levels, excellent baking and coffee-making skills, and so much generosity of spirit and wisdom.

The SAOG studio is warmly inviting, and exquisite with its mix of timeless beauty in the form of books, art and natural art materials, tea and snack selection and large windows with natural light streaming in throughout the day. I would be content to live in such a space.

Who knew numbers and geometry could be so much fun? This weekend has opened my eyes to the awe-inspiring designs of Life and expressions of Love in ways that I didn't know existed!"

It is with the deepest and most heartfelt appreciation that we note the recent crossing of the threshold of our beloved teacher Keith Critchlow.

May your grace, clarity of vision and unwavering pursuit of wisdom continue to guide and inspire ... 

Obituary below from https://www.temenosacademy.org/

Visit this Temenos Academy 'page' for reflections and tributes on the occasion of Keith's 88th birthday ...  https://www.temenosacademy.org/professor-keith-critchlow-birthday-tribute-2021/

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Register your interest in future workshops with Robert Byrnes
Fabulous Folding Forms - Robert Byrnes
Experience, move and make both invertible forms and one of the new forms which their movement creates.  

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Robert Byrnes' workshops are practical and 'hands on'; full of magic and mystery and delivered with deep reverence.  R. Byrnes is a mathematician who brings a lifetime of experience working with and
developing the forms and discoveries of Paul Schatz (pictured).
 
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Sacred Art of Geometry Australia

Many thanks to all our Australian friends - old and new - who were able to join us during our recent visit (March/April 2019). Sacred Art of Geometry tutors, 

Daniel and Vija Docherty, enjoyed every moment of every course and we are eagerly looking forward to returning asap ... Stay tuned ... Join our mailing list for updates.

Sacred Geometry Australia
Sacred Geometry Australia
Sacred Geometry Australia

A May 2019 highlight was SAOG Studios first week-long Mandalas of the World course. The constellation of course participants was itself a mandala of the world with locals and Londoners together with students from Brazil, Hawaii, California, Sth Africa and Switzerland. 

A very rich week of sharing interspersed with walks through bluebell woods and wildflower meadows!!

SAOG Studios next week-long Mandalas of the World course: 7-11 December 2020

Mandalas of te World at SAOG Studios
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Sacred Art of Geometry Australia

This course has been a total joy, and it has been full of spiritual and cosmic revelation. The way Daniel teaches perfectly fits the way that I learn best. He treats the material with such reverence and poetic beauty. I feel this week has opened up a path for me, and I feel it will play an important part in my life from now on. I always felt barred from the artistic world, not feeling in any way that I possessed artistic talent but this course has given me access to an artistic passion. I only wish I had been introduced to this way of understanding and practising sacred art earlier! Thank you so much. 

John Wadsworth:

PhD research student at CCCU and author of Your Zodiac Soul: Working with the Twelve Zodiac Gateways to Create Balance, Happiness & Wholeness 

Thank you so much for the magical time spent with you and our fabulous group;  for the oh so special teachings and sharings and for this brilliant glow that surrounds the memory of our time spent together!!!

I’m dreaming geometric shapes every night and am excited to play with my new compass….

Lindka Cierach: Couturier and Fashion Designer