Drawing Spirituality with Celtic Knots

September 8, 2012 - September 9, 2012
Toronto M2M 2E8 ON


Drawing Spirituality with Celtic Knots

September 8, 2012

and/or September 9, 2012


A dot, a line and a square are the keys to learning a

surprisingly simple, accessible method of drawing Celtic

knots – no art training or natural talent required. Use of

this method will open you to an appreciation of knots as

a spiritual meditative practice that is playful and easy, but

also thoughtful – drawing surprising depth and meaning

from connections to the bible, theology and liturgy. It’s

also fun and can just be doodling!


There are two Quiet Day workshops: attend either one

or both together. The Saturday workshop (Level 1:

Introduction) is focused on establishing ease and

familiarity with a basic repertoire of interlace/knotwork.


The Sunday workshop (Level 2: Intermediate) explores

more complex variations, with closer attention to ways

that knotwork is capable of disclosing insight and

meaning hidden in the enormous collection of examples

from the religious and secular historical record.



with Level 1 introduction required for Sunday.



Led by Brian Dench, author of the

The Knotty Book


a graphic designer and former president of the

 Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto.



Attend either day or both. Begins at

9:30 am with gathering for coffee; ends

4 pm. Fee: $25/day ($15 for Associates

and Oblates) if you bring a bag lunch.

A hot meal is an additional $15. Fee for

staying overnight (including meals)

and attending both sessions is $125.


Categories: Spiritual Direction  |  Spirituality  |  Workshops