in Forest Row, (1 hour from London)
The Golden Ratio: Jewel of Geometry and Cosmos
Golden ratio, golden mean, divine proportion, phi, 1:1.618..., 'precious jewel', golden section, divine cut - and the list goes on. This unique ratio (logos) has intrigued and inspired the world's greatest minds. We see it embodied in the art and architecture of the ancients. It permeates the fruits of the world's manifold sacred/cultural traditions; the majority of the fruits that we eat also embody a fivefold quality! Euclid (325 - 265 BC) first defines what seems to have been hitherto a revered sacred secret occasionally alluded to within the oral tradition. It is one of the fundamental patterns of creation and informs the cosmos at every level of being. It hovers around the famous Fibonacci sequence (184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.34.55...) and phyllotaxis patterns. Da Vinci and Durers' meticulous studies of human proportions reveal an abundance of phi forms. The research of two contemporary astronomers/cosmologists, John Martineau (UK) and Hartmut Warm (GER), reveal and confirm an array of golden ratio relationships within our Solar System and beyond! The five 'Platonic Solids' reverberate with it's presence ... SacredArtofGeometry's (SAOG Studios) Golden Ratio, introductory two-day course, is primarily practical i.e. this 'divine ratio' is experienced through the doing of it as we make, model, and weave forms and patterns that sing with 'golden meaning'! Each activity is presented in a gently guided, step-by-step manner; the course is thus suitable for those with no prior geometry/mathematical experience and also those more familiar with the subject.
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).
2 days (10:00am to 5:00pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
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.