Special Early Summer Series – Walking with Daedalus: A Hands-On Introduction to Labyrinths

June 11, 18 & 25
Dan Niven and Ann Lockhart
In mythology, Daedalus was a skilled craftsman and artist, and the father of Icarus. He created the labyrinth on Crete, in which the Minotaur (part man, part bull) was kept. In the story of the labyrinth, as told by the Greeks, the Athenian hero Theseus was challenged to kill the Minotaur, finding his way out with the help of Ariadne’s thread. In our three-Sunday morning series, we’ll travel through history, using as waypoints various cultures’ labyrinths, discussing their usage and aesthetics. We’ll view photos, learn to draw several types of patterns, and create full-scale temporary designs. Finally, we’ll dedicate and walk our own Epiphany labyrinth. “Solvitur ambulando—it is solved by walking.” -St. Augustine.

Journeying In
June 11

Ancient labyrinths. Nomenclature 101. Drawing, assembling, and walking a classical labyrinth.
The Arrival
June 18

13th century labyrinths. Nomenclature 102. Drawing, constructing, and walking a Chakra vyuha labyrinth.
Journeying Out
June 25

Contemporary practices. Nomenclature 103. Dedicating and walking Epiphany’s canvas labyrinth.