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Folk Ikons with Vija Docherty

FOLK IKONS

SAOG Studios' new short course series with Vija Docherty is a welcome addition to the Sacred Art of Geometry Studios' calendar. Four short courses are planned around the equinox and solstice points of the year. The next course in the series will be ..

Folk Ikons: Homage to Autumn 

16 - 18 September 2024

SAOG Studios (Ruskin East)

Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK​​
(Monday - Wednesday: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm)  Cost: £165

Join us at SAOG Studios this equinoctial Autumn-time, where, under the gentle guidance of artist/illustrator Vija Docherty (and the Harvest Moon!) we will draw inspiration from various folk painting traditions and the qualities of bountiful Autumn and the clarity of the Michaelmas impulse. We will create our own Autumn-inspired paintings using natural and locally gathered and prepared inks, pigments and egg tempera paints. The reverential way in which we will be working with our materials will lie at the heart of our creative endeavours ...

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  • held with warmth and reverence by SAOG tutor and Folk Ikon artist Vija Docherty

  • exercises exploring the nature of the artistic process, Sacred Art, Folk Ikons and the theme: 'attuning to the Spirit of the Season'

  • drawing inspiration from the wisdom, religious and folk traditions of the world as well as the seasonal cosmos within, and without

  • arriving at an image (e.g. a personification/Angel of Spring) representing the qualities of verdant renewal, growth, light-return, fertility, etc.

  • using high-quality handmade artist's materials including Studio-made mineral and plant pigments

  • engaging in the process of preparing materials from first principles,

  • creating in the beautiful surroundings of SAOG Studios and the wider Emerson College and Campus and all the extras that this wonderful place has to offer, eg, accommodation, meals, regular talks, concerts, performances, cafe etc.

  • next door to Tablehurst Biodynamic Farm and many interesting shops and cafes in the unique village of Forest Row

  • access to the most glorious walks in the Ashdown Forest and surrounds - think blue bell woods at this time of year!!!

Folk Ikons with Vija Docherty

Folk Ikons: Homage to Winter

16 - 18 December 2024

SAOG Studios (Ruskin East)

Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK​​
(Monday - Wednesday: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm)  Cost: £165

Join us at SAOG Studios this Winter solstice-time, where, under the gentle guidance of artist/illustrator Vija Docherty, we will draw inspiration from various folk painting traditions and the qualities of advent/Christmas-time. We will create our own paintings using natural and locally gathered and prepared inks, pigments and egg tempera paints. The reverential way in which we will be working with our materials will lie at the heart of our creative endeavours ...

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An absolute joy!

 Thank you so much.

I wish we could stay all day!

Ella

​Life enhancing. A wonderful three days.Can’t thank you enough, Vija.You will see me again!

Angie

 Images from past Folk Ikon courses at SAOG Studios

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