53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Event:INTRODUCTION TO CELTIC KNOTWORK
Date:February 22nd-24th, 2019.
Category/Categories:Creative Expression

Learn to draw mysteriously interwoven and beautiful knots, step by step. These beautiful knotted forms are less complex than the ancient manuscripts of Kells, Lindisfarne and others might lead you to believe and can be another way to connect with the inner spirit through drawing.

This introduction to a number of methods will have you creating knotwork and understanding how to draw beautiful interlaced knotwork forms. With this basic knowledge, move into a quiet, contemplative state as you draw. We’ll look at some simple examples from ancient manuscripts, and explore a little bit of the historical side of knotwork.

Over the weekend you’ll learn a variety of freeform approaches to drawing basic interlaced shapes, introducing heart and pretzel knots, as well as the three point triquetra knot and Trinity Knot symbols. Discover how different shapes produce unique knots and also explore the best tools to use to make drawing knots easy to grasp. Create beautiful stand-alone knots, a decorative project and play with color and shading.

No drawing experience needed, just an open mind and heart and the ability to make marks with a pen and pencil.

Begins Friday with supper at 6pm and concludes with lunch at noon on Sunday. Resident with private room $295; Semi-private room $270; Commuter with meals $210; Commuter without meals, $175. Deposit $100. Balance due 14 days prior to start of program.

Leader: Sadelle Wiltshire

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