Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination



The course will explore the interplay between traditional geometry and imaginative freehand ornament within

Celtic Art from its Palaeolithic beginnings through to its Classical and Christian periods. Students will learn to draw and compose the traditional forms of Celtic knot work, zoomorphic animal patterns and Celtic key patterns as well as the unique geometrical methods of compass drawn spiral patterns. The Celtic practice of composing manuscript pages using the geometry of squares and proportional rectangles will also be covered.

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 + tea/coffee and refreshments.
Meals/accommodation may be booked separately.


Daniel Docherty at SacredArtofGeometry


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

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners


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

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This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


In-person course
Henrietta Firth - - #18406

I really enjoyed this weekend even though it has been challenging for me ... I feel like I have learned a tremendous amount. Thank you for your patience ... I'd like to do more courses with you both, perhaps in Feb. 19 ...

In-person course
Ameet Hindocha - - #18399

An ingenious and unified way to bring two cultural traditions together with massive potential for new exploration.

In-person course
Kelly - - #18398

Adam Tetlow's Integrating Celtic and Islamic Pattern course is completely accessible to the novice illustrator and reveals the hidden bridge between two seemingly different realms of pattern and design. The range of possibility that can be explored through the blending of these beautiful traditional arts is so inspiring! I greatly appreciate Adam, in all of his patience and good humour, as one of the few remaining teachers in this field of study and SAOG Studios for providing a peaceful and supportive space for the inquisitive artist!

In-person course
Roger Antonsen - - #18397

It doesn't get better than having Adam Tetlow as your guide into the world of Celtic art while being in the beautiful surroundings of Forest Row. This two-day workshop about combining Celtic and Islamic patters was great. Thank you! We'll be back.

Thanks again.

In-person course
Kirt Holmes - - #18375

I'm writing to tell you how much I enjoyed the workshop, what a treat to be immersed in celtic geometry and cosmic measure for three whole days. The learning environment there is really special and SAOG Studios is a joy to work in.
I'm very much looking forward to further workshops with you.
I really enjoyed working with Adam, and the experience was very much enriched by his depth and breadth of knowledge on the subject.
I enjoyed everybody's contributions ... and I'm confident to get going on my own now ...'
Kirt Holmes Nov. 2018 Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination course participant

In-person course
Judith - - #18235

Adam humbly reveals the universal codes of creation through his systematic navigation through the pathways of the Celtic Mind ...
Celtic Pattern, Geometry and Imagination course participant (Nov. 2018)

In-person course
Jayne Britton - - #13140

Great course, Adam took us through Celtic knot principles and then led us into the development of the complex DaVinci and Durer knots so we could see how to analyse further patterns after the course. Adam teaches at a great pace and is very patient with all our questions!

In-person course
Kelly Nelson - - #11502

'Adam Tetlow is a fantastic teacher of this beautiful, ancient art form. The clear descriptions, detailed illustrations and patient explanations made this course a success for me.
I greatly enjoyed it!'
Kelly Nelson - Oakland, California (Sept. 2016 course participant)

In-person course
Aina - - #10303

Absolutely wonderful!
Would love a longer course.

In-person course
Judith Way - - #10302

An excellent course!
Adam Tetlow is a highly skilled teacher of the celtic form and shares knowledge and techniques in a very relaxed and informative way.
SacredArtofGeometry (SAOG Studios) is a wonderful and rare educational space.

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