A short course exploring the philosophy and practice of labyrinths with Daniel Docherty.
Learn the art of labyrinth design and construction.
Construct labyrinths including the classical seven circuit 'Cretan' and Chartres Labyrinth using compasses and straight-edge.
Develop an understanding and appreciation of labyrinth forms - ancient and modern - from around the world: how, why, and for whom are they made?
What is their significance and symbolism and why the contemporary resurgence of interest in labyrinths?
Develop your own labyrinth designs into 'block prints' for creating embossed finger labyrinths and prints.
Create a ceramic tile labyrinth.
'Many thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable Labyrinth course. I thought you managed the various levels of knowledge and experience well - from a novice explorer (me!) to those with previous interest who came to learn more. I deeply appreciated your help and encouragement and am delighted to come away with my Chartres Labyrinth, my plaster and embossed labyrinths.
'The experience of constructing and walking the labyrinth (my favourite part of the course!) will stay with me for always - both grounding what I'd learnt during the previous 2 days and providing a magical and healing experience.
Loved the quality coffee and snacks too!'
'I loved the studio space that felt really fitting to the subject matter. I felt we were really cared for and looked after with freedom to take breaks when we wanted too and lots of snacks, teas and coffees felt relaxing and nurturing.
I loved having the music on, especially the more sacred religious music felt really suitable for what we were doing.
You managed us all well with our differing needs and stages of drawing. I felt really cared for supported.
I think I would have liked some written information with background info on labyrinths as well as a written guide to making the labyrinths we drew. Would be fab to have that, then we can go away and do them!
I loved having the ceremony in the candle labyrinth which felt really important to do as a way of embodying everything we learnt during the wk and as a way of honouring the work and connecting as a group.
I really valued and appreciated the mix of activities we engaged with in creating labyrinths, from the clay, embossed ones, tiles, different inks, sizes and styles.
It was such a relaxing experience for me, giving myself permission to be creative and engage in an activity that took me out of left brain. Loved it.'
'Amazing and inspiring weekend of labyrinths at the wonderful SacredArtofGeometry Studios.
Some incredible breakthroughs this week continuing to journey in and out of this ancient healing tool ...'