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Walk the Labyrinth

Walk the Labyrinth

Join us for regular Art and Craft of Labyrinth courses at SAOG Studios

Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern

Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern

Regular courses in the alchemy and processes involved in making your own pigment, paint and patterns ...

Labyrinths of the World

Labyrinths of the World

Regular courses in the practice and philosophy of Labyrinths

Solar System to Scale

Solar System to Scale

Measuring the Earth: Constructing the Solar System with Adam Tetlow (Feb 19)

Measuring the Earth

Measuring the Earth

Measuring the Earth: Constructing the Solar System - Adam Tetlow at SAOG Studios (Feb. 2019)

Sacred and Traditional Arts

Sacred and Traditional Arts

Regular practise-based courses in the Sacred and Traditional Arts of the World at SAOG Studios

Islamic Geometry

Islamic Geometry

Geometry of Morocco and Al-Andalus with Daniel Docherty (PFSTA, London Jan. 2019)

Islamic Geometry

Islamic Geometry

Regular courses in Islamic Pattern at SAOG Studios

Oak Gall Ink

Oak Gall Ink

Whoever realised that making your own inks and pigments was so much fun!!!

Moroccan Zouaq with Natasha Mann

Moroccan Zouaq with Natasha Mann

SAOG Studios was delighted to host a Zouaq workshop with Natasha Mann Aug. 2018. We're very much looking forward to further courses with her in the months ahead.

Dance of Venus

Dance of Venus

Regular courses at SAOG Studios exploring this extraordinary beautiful pattern resulting from the dance of Earth and Venus

Platonic Solids

Platonic Solids

Finding Golden Ratio relationships in the Platonic Solids - Ayala Museum/Manilla (PFSTA collaboration).

The Dance of Venus ..

The Dance of Venus ..

Daniel Docherty introducing students at Jameel House of Traditional Arts -Jeddah - to key principles and symbolism inherent within Islamic Geometry.

Dance of Venus

Dance of Venus

Learn how to construct, using compass and straightedge, the beautiful pattern produced by the motions of Earth and Venus.

Willow Basketry

Willow Basketry

Join guest tutor Annemarie O'Sullivan for regular courses exploring the Art of Willow Basketry

Islamic Pattern

Islamic Pattern

Regular short courses in Islamic Geometric Design

Celtic Geometry

Celtic Geometry

Celtic Pattern courses at SacredArtofGeometry with Adam Tetlow

Tile-Making Courses

Tile-Making Courses

Islamic and Encaustic Tile-Making workshops

Alhambra Patterns

Alhambra Patterns

Drawing Labyrinths

Drawing Labyrinths

Art and Craft of Labyrinth course at the Chalice Well Gdns, 2018 with Tom Bree and Daniel Docherty

Zouaq Painting

Zouaq Painting

Anne Cooper painting some beautiful biomorphs with natural pigments/egg tempera ...

Zouaq Painting

Zouaq Painting

Familiarising ourselves with the medium (egg tempera) and the pigments ...

Chartres, Story and Sacred Geometry

Chartres, Story and Sacred Geometry

Not-to-be-missed ... September 2019 with Daniel Docherty and Roi Gal-Or

Patterns of the Planets

Patterns of the Planets

Mandalas of the World

Mandalas of the World

Mandalas of the World with Daniel Docherty 13-17 May 2019

Celtic Pattern

Celtic Pattern

Regular courses in Celtic Pattern with Adam Tetlow

Rose Window Geometry

Rose Window Geometry

Courses at SAOG Studios in Rose Window and Gothic Tracery Design with Lucie Galvani and Jonathan Horning

Walking the Labyrinth

Walking the Labyrinth

Preparing a Vesica Labyrinth for the Chalice Well, Glastonbury, Winter Solstice Celebrations 2018

Chartres Pilgrimage

Chartres Pilgrimage

Join Daniel Docherty (SAOG Studios) and Roi Gal-Or (ISOS) for our Autumn 2020 Chartres Course ... Chartres, Story and Sacred Geometry

Sharing a moment

Sharing a moment

Adam Tetlow, Roger Antonsen and Ameet Hindocha sharing a moment during a recent Integrating Celtic and Islamic pattern course at SAOG Studios

Persian Patterns

Persian Patterns

Explore the geometric genius of the Persian master craftsman at SAOG Studios

Walking the Labyrinth

Walking the Labyrinth

Art and Craft of Labyrinth 24-28 February 2020 with Daniel Docherty

Mandy's Mandala

Mandy's Mandala

Mandy Sutton's exquisite spiral leaf cut-out based on the root2/root3 diminishing square diagram.

Labyrinth course

Labyrinth course

'Ariadne's thread'

'Ariadne's thread'

I give you the end of a Golden String ...

Topkapi Scroll Geometry

Topkapi Scroll Geometry

Join Daniel Docherty and Ameet Hindocha for our next instalment of Pattern Masters ...

Vesica Labyrinth

Vesica Labyrinth

The Vesica Labyrinth created for the Winter Solstice Celebrations by Tom Bree, Daniel Docherty and Art and Craft of Labyrinth course participants (Chalice Well Gdns, Glastonbury - 2018).

Labyrinth courses

Labyrinth courses

Learn the Art and Craft of Labyrinths at SAOG Studios

Islamic Geometry

Islamic Geometry

Regular courses in Islamic Geometric Pattern at SAOG Studios

Islamic Geometry

Islamic Geometry

The most ubiquitous of all Islamic patterns??? Certainly one of the most straight-forward and fun to draw.

Alchemy of Paint and Pattern

Alchemy of Paint and Pattern

SAOG Studios

SAOG Studios

Number, Harmony and the Measure of Heaven and Earth Oct. 2017 ... John Martineau in session ...

Persian Pattern

Persian Pattern

Delphine Thieffry's stunning Persian 'islimi' piece - Aug. 2017 produced during Persian Pattern and the Art of Arabesque with Daniel Docherty and Adam Williamson

Happy Geometer!

Happy Geometer!

SAOG Studios senior tutor Daniel Docherty teaching at the Jameel Hs of Traditional Arts, Jeddah Dec. 2018

Celtic Pattern

Celtic Pattern

Join us at SAOG Studios for regular Celtic Pattern courses

Keith Critchlow

Keith Critchlow

Delighted to host a recent visit by Keith Critchlow to SAOG Studios ...

Hexagonal Weave

Hexagonal Weave

Regular Weaving the Cosmos courses at SAOG Studios

Hana L. Shahnavaz

Hana L. Shahnavaz

Honoured to have Hana Louise Shahnavaz join us during our Spring 2018 Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern course

Amiens Labyrinth

Amiens Labyrinth

Art and Craft of Labyrinth 24-28 February 2020 with Daniel Docherty

Attuning to Venus!

Attuning to Venus!

About five years into the dance of Earth and Venus ... Learn to draw this Pattern at SAOG Studios this June (Click for details)

Rose Windows

Rose Windows

Jonathan Horning presenting a practical Rose Window Design session during SAOG Studios recent Symposium ... join Jonathan, Daniel Docherty and Lucie Galvani 29 July-5 August 2018 for a week-long Glorious Gothic course ...

Moorish Tiles

Moorish Tiles

Moorish Geometry and Tile-Making, SAOG Studios 7-11 Jan. 2019

Pattern Masters

Pattern Masters

Jenny Grace taking some visual notes

Persian Patterns

Persian Patterns

Jenny working on a traditional Persian girih pattern

The knots of Da Vinci and Durer

The knots of Da Vinci and Durer

Join Adam Tetlow at SAOG Studios 3, 4 Feb. 2018 for Celtic Geometry and the knots of Da Vinci and Durer

Patterns of Syria

Patterns of Syria

Patterns from the Great Mosque, Damascus, formed part of SAOG Studios recent Pattern Masters course led by Daniel Docherty and Ameet Hindocha Next course: 12, 13 May 2018

Barbara Blackman Temenos Lecture

Barbara Blackman Temenos Lecture

Daniel Docherty and Prof. Keith Critchlow reveal the sacred geometry underpinning the Griffin Plan for Canberra

Ayala Museum, Manilla

Ayala Museum, Manilla

Paul Quiaño completing and contemplating a hexagonal weave basket. Ayala Museum/PSTA collaboration Aug. 2017

Head, Heart, Hands

Head, Heart, Hands

Margo Stone constructing a pattern at the Temenos Academy/Cowdray Park Oct. 2017 event with Tom Bree, Daniel Docherty and Valentin Gerlier

Celtic Pattern

Celtic Pattern

Woven Spheres

Woven Spheres

On location in Iran

On location in Iran

SacredArtofGeometry's Kira Orsak taking photographic notes while on location.

Chartres Labyrinth

Chartres Labyrinth

Mandy Pullen constructs the Chartres Labyrinth - SAOG Studios/Nov. 2016

Barbara Blackman Temenos Lecture

Barbara Blackman Temenos Lecture

SAOG tutor Daniel Docherty presents the 2013 Barbara Blackman Temenos Foundation Lecture / Fairfax Theatre ,NGA, Canberra. The lecture explored the Sacred Geometry underlying the plan and design of Canberra- Australia's Capital City by Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin.

Celtic Patterns courses

Celtic Patterns courses

Join us at SAOG Studios as we host Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination with Adam Tetlow

Islamic Tile-Making courses

Islamic Tile-Making courses

SAOG offers regular Tile-Making courses

The mystery of Seven

The mystery of Seven

Islamic Pattern

Islamic Pattern

Learn the Art of Islamic Geometric Pattern at SAOG Studios

Islamic Geometry

Islamic Geometry

Translate your compass and straight-edge constructions into beautiful works of art in wood veneer (above), ceramic tiles, block prints, etc

Art of Arabesque

Art of Arabesque

SAOG Symposium (April 2016) with Adam Williamson.

On location - Morocco

On location - Morocco

Join SAOG's April 2016 Moroccan Pattern - Moroccan Tiles course

The Prince's Foundation School of Tr

The Prince's Foundation School of Tr

Daniel helping students prepare an exhibition for HRH Prince Charles during the Diamond Jubilee Year Melbourne Australia visit.

Moroccan pattern and Tile-Making

Moroccan pattern and Tile-Making

Moroccan pattern and Tile-Making - April 2016

Dance of Venus

Dance of Venus

Chartres Labyrinth

Chartres Labyrinth

Learn how to construct the Chartres Labyrinth using the traditional tools of compass and square/straight-edge. Art and Craft of Labyrinth 24-28 February 2020 with Daniel Docherty

Moroccan Pattern

Moroccan Pattern

Join SAOG's April 2016 Moroccan Pattern - Moroccan Tiles course

Natasha Mann

Natasha Mann

Join us this 12, 13 January to Learn the traditional techniques of Moroccan Zouaq painting with zouaq master Natasha Mann.

Hexagonal Weave

Hexagonal Weave

Regular Weaving the Cosmos and Art of Basketry courses ...

Geometry of Nature and Cosmos

Geometry of Nature and Cosmos

SAOG Symposium (April 2016) with Tom Bree. Tom Bree returns to SAOG Studios 23 August 2016. Book Today.

Moroccan Geometry

Moroccan Geometry

Dazzling Mandalas

Dazzling Mandalas

Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create beautiful patterns.

Model and draw the Platonic Solids

Model and draw the Platonic Solids

Guest tutor Richard Henry 15/07/15

Guest tutor Richard Henry 15/07/15

Participants of SAOG's final Summer term Wed. evening class were guided through a beautiful 12 Fold Islamic Rosette drawing by Art of Islamic Pattern's Richard Henry.

Enjoying the Spring bluebells

Enjoying the Spring bluebells

Enjoying the Spring bluebells at Emerson College

Dazzling Mandalas

Dazzling Mandalas

Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create patterns of great beauty.

Richard Henry presents ...

Richard Henry presents ...

Sacred Art of Geometry Symposium (April 2016) R. Henry masterclass.

Beautiful Mandalas

Beautiful Mandalas

Mandy Sutton's exquisite spiral leaf cut-out based on the root2/root3 diminishing square diagram that informs the North Rose window at Chartres Cathedral.

St Benedict pupils attend SAOI event

St Benedict pupils attend SAOI event

St Benedict's school Pupils enjoying a geometry session during the Chalice Well's Sacred Arts of Islam festival - June 2015

Ceramic tile finger labyrinth

Ceramic tile finger labyrinth

Join SAOG's next labyrinth course ... Art and Craft of Labyrinth 24-28 February 2020 with Daniel Docherty

John Martineau Talk

John Martineau Talk

Two SAOG Spring 2016 events John Martineau presents the Sacred Art of Geometry Symposium Lecture; 2-6 May The Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern with David Cranswick

Sacred Arts of Islam

Sacred Arts of Islam

June 2015 Sacred Arts of Islam - hosted by the Chalice Well Trust.

Islamic geometric design

Islamic geometric design

Learn to construct and colour beautiful Islamic geometric designs.

Chartres Labyrinth

Chartres Labyrinth

Draw the Chartres Labyrinth using the traditional tools of compasses and straight-edge ... Art and Craft of Labyrinth 24-28 February 2020 with Daniel Docherty

Temenos Academy lectures

Temenos Academy lectures

Dodecahedron

Dodecahedron

Make you own set of Platonic forms

Fractal fives

Fractal fives

Moroccan Tiles

Moroccan Tiles

Join SAOG's April 2016 Moroccan Pattern - Moroccan Tiles course

Islamic pattern

Islamic pattern

Avebury stone circle

Avebury stone circle

Sacred Art of Geometry

Sacred Art of Geometry

Join SAOG's next labyrinth course ... Art and Craft of Labyrinth 24-28 February 2020 with Daniel Docherty

Squaring the Circle

Squaring the Circle

Evening class in session

Evening class in session

SAOG Studios overflow classroom - the Meeting Room, Tablehurst Biodynamic Farm

contemplative geometry

contemplative geometry

Flower of Life

Flower of Life

Flower of Life embodying the Golden ratio

SacredArtofGeometry

SacredArtofGeometry

A harmony of head, heart and hands ... SAOG tutors Daniel and Vija Docherty work with primary students, NSW Australia.

Workshops for Schools

Workshops for Schools

12 Fold Rosette

12 Fold Rosette

Guest tutor Richard Henry presents an Islamic Geometry Masterclass

Moroccan Pattern

Moroccan Pattern

Courses in Islamic Pattern and Tile-Making

Labyrinths

Labyrinths

Learn to draw labyrinths from around the world ... Art and Craft of Labyrinth 24-28 February 2020 with Daniel Docherty

Da Vinci drawn Icosidodecahedron

Da Vinci drawn Icosidodecahedron

Order in Nature

Order in Nature

SacredArtofGeometry Educational Initiative (SAGE Initiative) through its various endeavours, sets out to promote a sense of awe and reverence, understanding and awareness of the patterns that underlie and inform our world and the whole cosmos.

Islamic Tiles

Islamic Tiles

John Martineau - Venus dance

John Martineau - Venus dance

'It's simple and really, really beautiful". John Martineau shares his latest research during the Chalice Well's 2015 Companion's Day.

Size of Earth and Moon

Size of Earth and Moon

Moroccan Pattern

Moroccan Pattern

Join SAOG's April 2016 Moroccan Pattern - Moroccan Tiles course

Compass and Ruler

Compass and Ruler

Learn the art of ruler and compass constructions

Dodecahedron

Dodecahedron

Join SacredArtofGeometry's next Platonic Solids workshop.

Colour tests - Australian ochres

Colour tests - Australian ochres

Diamond Jubilee Project- Melbourne

Diamond Jubilee Project- Melbourne

SacredArtofGeometry tutor Daniel Docherty co- presents with Amber Khokhar on behalf of the Prince's School of Traditional Art, London, with Victorian College of the Arts, Australian Tapestry Workshop and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. A week-long collaborative art workshop for children from Coolaoroo South Primary School. The workshop culminated with an exhibition for HRH Prince Charles on Melbourne Cup Day at the Australian Tapestry Workshop in South Melbourne.

Ninefold construction

Ninefold construction

A simple nine-fold construction in Alhambra swirl (construction by D.Docherty)

Geometry in Nature

Geometry in Nature

Vija Docherty geometry teaching

Vija Docherty geometry teaching

A harmony of head, heart and ... SAOG tutors Daniel and Vija Docherty work with primary students, NSW Australia.

Order unfolding....Geometry in Action

Order unfolding....Geometry in Action

SAOG tutor Daniel Docherty presents the 2013 Barbara Blackman Temenos Foundation Lecture / Fairfax Theatre ,NGA, Canberra. The lecture explored the Sacred Geometry underlying the plan and design of Canberra- Australia's Capital City.

Weaving the Cosmos

Weaving the Cosmos

A eucalyptus bark Icosidodecahedron in a Cumbrian Oak swill basket.

Melbourne Australia

Melbourne Australia

A wonderful collaboration with Daniel Docherty (SAOG/PSTA) and Amber Khokhar (PSTA) between Coolaroo South Primary Sch.,Royal Botanical Gardens, Australian Tapestry Workshop, VCA and PSTA

Sacred Geometry at the Chalice Well

Sacred Geometry at the Chalice Well

The Joy of Geometry

The Joy of Geometry

Alhambra Tile-Making

Alhambra Tile-Making

A young Daniel Docherty creating Alhambra inspired tile Panels

Alhambra Patterns

Alhambra Patterns

Celtic Geometry at SAOG Studios

Celtic Geometry at SAOG Studios

Tiles drying

Tiles drying

God creating Heaven and Earth

God creating Heaven and Earth

Sacred Geometry Australia

Sacred Geometry Australia

"Daniel Docherty's constellation of mandalas invokes the precise geometric forms of Islamic tiling, an esoteric field where mathematics approaches mysticism. They are a mesmerising achievement in deploying sacred geometry." Newcastle Herald- Art Critic/ 20/06/09

Gilded Labyrinth

Gilded Labyrinth

I GIVE you the end of a golden string; Only wind it into a ball, It will lead you in at Heaven’s gate, Built in Jerusalem’s wall.… W. Blake

Geometry and Fabric Printing course

Geometry and Fabric Printing course

Geometry Art

Geometry Art

Drawing Mandalas

Drawing Mandalas

Drawing Mandalas with primary school children in NSW, Australia

Geometry of Structure

Geometry of Structure

SAOG's Daniel Docherty teaches a 3D Geometry workshop at the Prince's School of Traditional Arts - Jan 2015

Master Geometer Paul Marchant.

Master Geometer Paul Marchant.

Master Geometer and SacredArtofGeometry tutor mentor Paul Marchant leading a Chartres Cathedral field trip.

Sacred Geometry

Sacred Geometry

Diamond Jubilee Tapestry Project/Col

Diamond Jubilee Tapestry Project/Col

Diamond Jubilee Tapestry Project/Collaboration

HRH and SAOG tutor Discussing....

HRH and SAOG tutor Discussing....

HRH The Prince of Wales and SacredArtofGeometry tutor Daniel Docherty discussing Alhambra Geometry.

Alhambra tiles

Alhambra tiles

Learn to construct beautiful Islamic Geometric Patterns and create stunning ceramic tiles

Geometry/ fabric printing course

Geometry/ fabric printing course

A sacred geometry/ fabric printing workshop co-presented with Miranda Earle

Sand Labyrinths

Sand Labyrinths

Art and Craft of Labyrinth 24-28 February 2020 with Daniel Docherty

Islamic Design and  tiles-making

Islamic Design and tiles-making

Daniel Docherty and HRH

Daniel Docherty and HRH

The Geometry of the Griffin's Design

The Geometry of the Griffin's Design

SAOG tutor Daniel Docherty presents the 2013 Barbara Blackman Temenos Foundation Lecture / Fairfax Theatre ,NGA, Canberra. The lecture explored the Sacred Geometry underlying the plan and design of Canberra- Australia's Capital City.

Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern

Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern

Join SAOG's next Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern course in collaboration with David Cranswick PhD

Azurite blue

Azurite blue

Make your own set of natural mineral and plant paints

Sacred Geometry

Sacred Geometry

Tenfold Islamic Pattern

Tenfold Islamic Pattern

SAOG Studios at Emerson College

SAOG Studios at Emerson College

sacred pattern

sacred pattern

Sacred Geometry for Children

Sacred Geometry for Children

Integrating Art and Mathematics ...

Sevenfold Kairos Flower

Sevenfold Kairos Flower

Created by Primary School children at the Newcastle Waldorf School, NSW, Australia

Sacred Art of Geometry

Sacred Art of Geometry

Sacred Geometry

Sacred Geometry

Islamic Pattern courses at SAOG

Islamic Pattern courses at SAOG

Daniel Docherty at SAOG Studios

Daniel Docherty at SAOG Studios

flower of life

flower of life

Celtic Geometry with Adam Tetlow

Celtic Geometry with Adam Tetlow

Chartres Labyrinth

Chartres Labyrinth

Plaster carved Chartres Labyrinth

Bountiful Botanicals

Bountiful Botanicals

SAOG tutors Kira Orsak and Daniel Docherty prepare plant paints with visitors to Wakehurst's Bountiful Botanical festival - 2016

Mandala Art

Mandala Art

David Cranswick at SAOG Studios

David Cranswick at SAOG Studios

Join SAOG's next Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern course in collaboration with David Cranswick PhD

Sacred Art of Geometry

Sacred Art of Geometry

Join us at SAOG Studios for a wonderful array of practical courses exploring the traditional and sacred arts of the world

Draw Islamic Art

Draw Islamic Art

Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern

Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern

Architect and Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern participant (May 16), Oliver Perceval, presents an impromptu Antoni Gaudi talk inspired by a recent visit to Barcelona.

Moroccan Pattern

Moroccan Pattern

Learn the Art of Compass and Straight-edge construction

Healing Words Healing Patterns

Healing Words Healing Patterns

A SacredArtofGeometry session with International School of Storytelling students - May 2016

Rose Window Patterns

Rose Window Patterns

Join our next Rose Window Design and Construction course

Flower of Life

Flower of Life

Learn the practice and philosophy of Sacred Geometry and the Arts of the Quadrivium at SAOG Studios

Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern

Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern

Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern. Click for details

SAOG Studios symposium

SAOG Studios symposium

R. Henry presents a Sacred Art of Geometry Masterclass at Emerson College - April 2016

How to make watercolour paints

How to make watercolour paints

Freshly made watercolour paints ready to be made into sets!! Next Alchemy of Pigment and Pattern course 4-8 June 2018

The Gilded Rose with Lucie Galvani

The Gilded Rose with Lucie Galvani

Nadia's gorgeous gilded rose piece created under the watchful eye of master illuminator Lucie Galvani SAOG Studios/Autumn 2016

 

 

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12 Fold Rosette

Guest tutor Richard Henry presents an Islamic Geometry Masterclass