Date(s) - 3 Oct 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A journey of discovery into sacred geometry and the art of mandala painting, with artist Anne Thomas.
Dream in, draw and paint a design that holds meaning for you at this time. Taking inspiration from nature, multi-cultural mandala art and ancient elemental wisdom.
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 workshop is an opportunity to find inspiration for creating a mandala, through observing the geometry of plants and learning some of the symbolic language of geometric shapes. We will practice drawing geometry with compass and ruler and painting with watercolour, while taking time to relax and go deeper within, with guided meditation.
Our focus will embrace the flowers, the weather and elemental energy of Autumn, how this affects us and how we may create a design to hold a positive affirmation for ourselves/family/community.
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.
Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience. Children over 12 welcome with an accompanying adult.
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
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
Bookings are closed for this event.