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Mandala and the Art of Henna with Daniel Docherty and Sheetle Shah

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Description

Join Daniel Docherty and Sheetle Shah for this practical two-day course exploring sacred pattern and the art of henna. On the first day of the course Daniel will give an overview of the practice and philosophy of Mandalas from various traditions. Participants will be introduced to certain key characteristics and significant symbolism inherent within traditional Mandalas. We will learn how to construct some of these sacred patterns using the traditional tools of compass and straightedge. Sheetle, a henna artist with 20 years of experience with this traditional art form, will guide participants through the processes of making and preparing henna paste 'from scratch'. You will learn how to apply intricate patterns to paper, hands or feet depending on your preference! Henna is a natural pigment with remarkable staining qualities. You will learn how it is traditionally applied to hands and feet during festivals and celebrations; today, henna is also applied for ‘belly blessings’, cosmetic tattoos, semi-permanent face painting, hair dye and has developed many other creative roles.

What's included in the price?

All tuition and materials. Bring a packed lunch or booked a delicious locally sourced organic/vegetarian cooked by the Emerson College chefs (this can be done in person before 10 am on the day); alternatively, walk to Tablehurst Farm Shop/Cafe (5 mins).

Duration

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

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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SacredArtofGeometry

with Craft Courses since 2016

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SAOG Studios is an independent arts studio based at the idyllic Emerson College campus, Forest Row, East Sussex (1 hour south of London/20 mins Gatwick Airport). We run regular practise-based short courses in the sacred and traditional arts of the world led by expert tutors. Courses include: Rose window geometry, Alchemy of pigment and pattern, Sacred geometry and mandalas, Stained glass, Islamic pattern, Ceramic tiles, Basketry, Celtic pattern and much more. Visit website for details/bookings.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Tutor can travel
  • Spooky
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Public transport
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Residential
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Christmas
  • Hen dos
  • Pet lovers
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Easter
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Accommodation offered
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Venue

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