Mandalas of the World

Subject: Geometry
Dates: 6 August 2018 - 10 August 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: Canada Water Library
Tutor: Daniel Docherty
Full price
£ 385
Student concession
£ 310
OAP concession
£ 310

A mandala, in essence, is a distillation of key cosmic principles and law. They can be understood to be diagrams, patterns and pictures that are distillations of cosmic wisdom and harmony.

Mandalas offer a potentially a powerful means of deepening one’s spiritual and contemplative practise, as does their considered construction using the traditional tools of compass and straightedge.

During this week-long course, Daniel Docherty will guide participants through the construction of a number of mandalas from different traditions and mandalas that embody significant planetary patterns. We'll explore their inherent symbolism and cosmic correspondences.

We will make our own paints from various minerals such as malachite and azurite in order to colour and complete certain designs.

What should I bring?

Students will be asked to bring their own paint brushes, and the sizes will be specified closer to the start of the course. You may also find it useful to bring a notebook to take notes.

All other materials will be provided on this course.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Tutor biography

Daniel Docherty

Daniel Docherty lives and works in Australia and the UK, teaching, lecturing and researching. He is particularly interested in how the revered quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy) inform the world’s artistic and cultural traditions.

He earned his City and Guilds Basketry diploma in 2003 and his MA from the Prince’s School in 2004.

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