Date(s) - 31 Jan 2018
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
A four part Octagonal Mandala Painting course on Wednesdays Jan 31st, Feb 14th and 28th, March 14th.
A Mandala is a circular design that harmoniously brings together colours, patterns and forms. The word ‘mandala’ is Sanskrit, meaning Circle or Wholeness and is used to describe Sacred Art from many cultural contexts and times. The creation of a Mandala can be a deeply satisfying process, providing a way to work artistically that can help us feel more centred and connected within ourselves and the world around us.
This course is a journey of discovery; awakening to the geometry of nature and the symbolic language of shapes. Your inspiration can find expression using practical techniques for creating your own octagonal mandala painting. Drawing geometry with compass and ruler offers a fascinating framework within which to relax and return to centre.
Our focus will embrace the flowers, the weather and elemental energy of late Winter/early Spring, contemplating how this affects us and how we may create a design to hold a positive affirmation for ourselves/family/community at this time.
We will be working with octagonal geometry, the qualities of Four-ness and Eight-ness, taking inspiration from Celtic and Islamic art, Goddess symbolism and teachings of the Native American Medicine Wheel.
Meeting fortnightly for four sessions, the course will have a gentle pace, allowing time for you to work on your painting between sessions, to reflect and bring questions, and to share your process and progress with the group.
Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience
Materials are provided, but do bring your own brushes, pencils, ruler and compass if you prefer.
Tutor: Anne Thomas
Anne is a freelance artist and teacher based in Wales, UK. She has quietly painted mandalas for most of her adult life.
Or more info visit Anne’s website: www.shiningedge.co.uk
Fee: £90 for 4 workshops (includes materials)
Places are limited to ten participants and must be booked in advance.
‘the mandala is the centre. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the centre, to individuation.’ – Carl Jung