Planetary Patterns: Exploring the Geometry of the Solar System

Subject: Geometry
Dates: 8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Daniel Docherty
Full price
£ 385

For millennia the visible planet's movements and rhythms have been understood to hold patterns of significance. Understanding the rhythms around us help us to understand our own rhythms and find significance in the pattern of our own lives. Through this practice, we aim at working towards harmonising our head, heart and hands relationship.

The developing of pattern drawing skills with compass and straightedge will be a focus. So too the contemplative dimension which will enable students to see a deeper meaning - a heavenly intelligence - in their own design/art practice.

Key principles of pattern and symmetry will be introduced - each pattern relating to the planet held by the day of the week in question: Monday, the moon; Tuesday, Mars, and so on. This will be followed by specific planetary patterns/diagrams which we could then develop into resonant 'Mandalas' with colour during the afternoon sessions.

By the end of the week students would have a very valuable and varied portfolio of sacred patterns.

All patterns and diagrams to be worked with will be led in a gentle, easy to follow step-by-step manner. Good note-taking practice will also be encouraged.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What should I bring to class?

All materials will be provided on this course.

You may find it useful to bring a notebook to take notes.

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full-time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

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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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