Art and craft of labyrinth



Learn the art of labyrinth design and construction.

Construct a collection of 'new' and 'old' labyrinths including the classical seven circuits 'Cretan' and eleven-circuit Medieval 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?

Create embossed finger labyrinths and prints and gilded labyrinths in copper, silver and gold!

Taught by Daniel Docherty - Sacred Art of Geometry Studios co-founded and senior tutor. SAOG Studios offers regular short courses at Emerson College, Forest Row, UK, and occasional study trips and workshops further afield.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials including tea, coffee and refreshments. Bring a packed lunch or book an organic cooked lunch from Emerson College.


Daniel Docherty at SacredArtofGeometry

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SAOG Studios
Emerson College
Forest Row, (1 hour from London)
East Sussex
RH18 5JX

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday


3 days (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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Kirt - - #38398

This course was quite literally a highlight of my life.
It restored my faith in humanity, my faith in goodness and right action.

Erica - - #36007

I really enjoyed your 5 day Labyrinth course. Although accurate drawing isn't really my thing I was completely absorbed in the process of drawing fantastic labyrinths, each with it's own story.
Your deep reverence for all the cosmic significance of the numbers and proportions that we all got lost in together really moved me. I was truly inspired by a sense of profound order surrounding us.
The coffee and buns were fab too. Oh, and so many great conversations!
Every night since the course I've been dreaming of circles and I feel very much at peace.

Kimberley Murriera - - #22607

Just wonderful! Thank you so much Daniel!

Narendra - - #22535

Wonderful studio space and venue - very inspiring place to work and study.
Loved the range of materials amd techniques and having the opportunity to create lino, plaster and gilded labyrinths ... the bringing in of all the connections and references is a wonderful part of these workshops and courses ... nicely paced - covered a lot of things.
Thanks very much for openess and hospitality!

Nadeshda - - #22534

Loved the variety of techniques that were introduced.
It was very inspiring to experience the different labyrinths and art of constructing. I found the information on the sacred numbers and their connection to labyrinths fascinating ...
Amazing to be able to gild and take so much from the course home ... it was an incredible atmosphere of the place and the Studio with so many amazing drawings, books and materials. Delicious cookies and cakes! Thank you.
I feel inspired ... incredible opportunity to walk the labyrinth to complete the workshop ...
Thank you very much for sharing your wisdom and warm heartedness with us.

Karen - - #22533

Thank you so much for this inspiring and contemplative time. As someone who hasn't picked up a compass, a paintbrush or a linocutter for over 30 years I spent a lot of time comfortably out of my comfort zone! And what a revelation it is to work with gold leaf!
The geometry was fascinating and the skeleton of the labyrinth is as beautiful as the finished article. As a words person I could have spent a lot longer discussing the symbology and significance of the geometry and the labyrinth but immersing myself in the construction and embellishment was a wonderful way to learn.
I am very much looking forward to sharing a new depth of the labyrinth with my clients as we explore their rites of passage.
Thank you, thank you!

Jayne Britton - - #15111

Amazing and inspiring weekend of labyrinths with the wonderful @sacredartofgeometry last weekend.
Some incredible breakthroughs this week continuing to journey in and out of this ancient healing tool.

Claudia Victoria - - #15110

“Sacred Geometry for me is becoming a way to discover myself from the understanding of the roots and origins of things. This has been only possible with the guidance and knowledge shared by Daniel during his engaging sessions. This course in labyrinths, was a hands on experience in crafting, drawing and learning the philosophy behind the shapes and forms. Thanks Daniel”

Judith - - #13742

Thank you so much for your warm, open, inviting welcome to sacred geometry. I loved every moment of working and playing under your kind and patient guidance ... I loved the mystery of your enquiry and your bringing us to wonder and bringing wonder to us.
What a journey of discovery this course has been!

Lorraine - - #6833

Wonderful course with a good mix of theoretical techniques, practical skills and magic!

Mandy - - #6831

Just brilliant with a touch of magic . . .

Mark - - #6821

An outstanding course. Rich in techniques to go along with the mind boggling art of sacred geometry.

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