Exploring the geometric genius of the Persian master-craftsmen
with Daniel Docherty
17, 18 July 2021
Time: 10:00 -17:00 Cost: £130
SAOG Studios, Ruskin East, Emerson College, Forest Row, RH18 5JX, UK
Explore the geometric genius of the Persian master-craftsmen. Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create a dazzling portfolio of geometric patterns
from the Persian tradition.
Images: SAOG Studios + PatterninIslamicArt.com - David Wade
"A brilliant course ..."
"A brilliant course so clearly and patiently taught. Such a lovely few days and plenty to work with after the course. Totally inspiring!"
Patricia Gidney (UK) January 2017 Persian Patterns course participant
Images from past courses:
My words are truly inadequate to express the way I feel about the Course, your work, your studio & you ... within seconds of walking through the door my eyes welled up with tears of utter heartfelt Joy so struck by the beauty, grace & feeling contained within the images that adorned the walls. It felt like a coming home, something in me recognised something in them & it felt like coming home.
It’s been a mind blowing & momentous 3 days of discovery, initiation & finding my way back into a world so expansive yet containing, filled with love, grace, spiritual connection & beauty. I loved the dark & I’ve loved the light. I’ve loved the chaos & I’ve love the calm. I cannot believe how much I’ve discovered not only about myself but about the universe all contained within these works each one a portal of information within which one can choose to enter or observe while constructing.
Extraordinary, inspiring ... I truly cannot wait until I return.
Well-structured course, started from the basics and built up. I understand now the concepts behind the constructions, how to analyse a pattern and imagine the geometries inside ... Very happy with the portfolio of patterns that I'm going home with. Hope to join another course with you again soon.
Such a lovely course this weekend - thank you so much for all your help Daniel, especially when I was struggling at the end. I am very much looking forward to trying to figure it out myself when I get time.
And I will look forward to coming back - I'm just not sure which course, they all look up my street!
I have thoroughly enjoyed the weekend learning and experiencing Persian geometry with Daniel. Daniel's passion is evident and brought the patterns to life, skillfully guiding us even through what at first seemed like the most difficult of patterns and made it very achievable. The quotes and stories that were told about Sacred Geometry brought forth a very rich experience. I now have the spark to continue my journey, thank you Daniel for sharing your obvious passion and Vija for your beautiful support.
Just to say Jenny and I very much enjoyed the Persian Patterns course last week-end ...