a creative journey into the magic of mandalas for healing, reflection, and enjoyment.
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Ever considered Making Mandalas?
We will use intuitive painting and basic mixed media techniques to access and tap into our inner healers while creating mindful mandalas!
While creating personalized mandalas, we will explore the power of color, symbols & shapes and their emotional impact on our lives.
Using basic art supplies like acrylic paint, watercolor, pencils, rulers and collage, we will learn techniques to create our own sacred circles. (A full supply list will be available to you after registration begins.)
This class is for artists and creators of all levels and ages!
Our main focus is to use the mandala as a tool for meditation, and to access our inner healers through artistic expression.
And of course to experience the joy of making mandalas!
What is a Mandala?
The actual word mandala translates to "circle" or "sacred circle." A mandala acts as a visual aid that pulls in human consciousness and energy. The circular design allows focus to draw inward and outward, creating a meditative and mindful state.
Mandalas can be found just about everywhere! From the flowers in nature to dinner plates in the kitchen.. down to the structure of the tiny cells in our body, to the grand movements of planets, the Sacred Circle is indeed a part of life.
What is included in class ?
- You will receive weekly lessons on creating various mandalas. Including step-by-step instructions on different techniques. Lessons will be via text, images and video.
- All lessons will be uploaded to the virtual classroom, and you will be notified when the next class is ready via email.
- Step-by-step techniques & tips for creating textures, collage and colorful mixed-media backgrounds.
- Weekly inspiration, downloads, historical lessons, and other fun ways to help you connect with the Sacred Circle in it's many forms.
- One-on-one guidance and support from Rachael.
- A (growing) community to share work and progress with.
- Long time access to the virtual classroom and future tutorials within Making Mandalas.
By the end of class you will have at least 3 finished personal Mandala paintings along with knowledge, skills and inspiration to keep on Making (more) Mandalas!
Mandalas are my go-to subject for getting past creative blocks, brainstorming new ideas, and just general self expression!
I've always found the repeating patterns and the flowing rhythms soothing and meditative!
Plus, they are so much fun to make!
Why Should You Make Mandalas?
Mandalas can be meticulously drawn to geometric perfection, or they can be intuitively splattered onto a canvas.
The message is usually a personal one that many are able to feel and see. Both the act of making and looking at mandalas can be healing.
Mandalas have long been used throughout the world for self-expression, and spiritual transformation. Examples of mandalas can be found in Native American healing rituals, Christian cathedrals and frescos, and intricately designed sand mandalas by Tibetan Monks.
Swiss psychologist C.G. Jung used Mandalas in his work as a psychiatrist. He believed the mandala to be a path to the higher self.
“ The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of the Self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man.”
A mandala is an archetypal symbol of wholeness, and is a therapeutic art tool in aiding one to ground, and find their center. It is an offering we give as we uncover a part of ourselves.
a mandala is a sacred space
The creation of a mandala is like a meditation, we enter a journey into ourselves and access our center. The creation of a mandala is the creation of sacred space that we can always revisit.
Please join me in Making Mandalas as we access sacred space in an upbeat, supportive and nurturing way.
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