Introduction to The
Academy of Geometric Arts (TAOGA) in Sussex, England.
workshops normally take place at The Paddock Studios in Lewes which has a warm and light classroom perfect for classes of up to 10 students at a time. Stephen Meakin is now offering private tuition
for 1 or 2 students at a time. This is a one or two day workshop at The Academy of Geometric Arts on the high street in Lindfield.
* Please note: All students of TAOGA are required to attend the introductory
course before attending advanced classes.
When 'concept' becomes 'experience' our geometry becomes sacred.
History of TAOGA.
Academy was founded by Stephen Meakin in 2010 and in the last 6 years over 200 students have attended classes from all over Europe to study on short courses in Sacred Geometry and Mandala Arts at
TAGA in Lewes. The Academy in Lewes is currently one of the only schools in Europe where the ancient cannons of the Geometers Craft is shared openly to initiate students in
the use of geometry as a symbolic language and as a contemplative
art form in the spiritual imagination.
note from the Principal:
"Yes you can make beautiful works
of art and I hope that you make art forever. So you have time! Relax because the real work you will need to do will be the work you do on 'yourself' but it's great to have an art practice to keep us
occupied on our magnificent journey through space-time. You will make many circles so treat yourself to a good quality compass.
The life-force within you knows everything you want to know and need to know. You can access your 'cleverness' by being totally full of 'wonderment' yes look at the flowers
and be amazed! (do not worry what others think for they are responsible for their own reality). Sometimes we all 'miss the point' just as in life, with geometry is no different sometimes we make a
big mess so practice and practice eventually makes perfect. Words have power, magic and meaning so make use of your etymology dictionary. Geometry will 'unfold' in space
before your eyes so try to keep an eye on your Centre Point! Experience your geometry as if it were a rose growing in quick-time right in front of you. Study the Temples of your ancestors
as if they were the maps to hidden treasure. Try to see the book of nature (that's all the stuff both inside and outside of all of us) as interconnected and interdependent.
Please don't use your pencil eraser like a crazy person better just to start again on a new page but remember that one pencil has 10 shades of grey so be soft and gentle until you are sure what you
are doing. The Flower of Life is easy to draw but Study this little book for it will lead you home from the beginning. May you have a wonderful journey." Stephen