Octagonal Mandala Painting

Date(s) - 3 Oct 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This workshop 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.








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.

Drawing geometry with compass and ruler offers a fascinating framework within which to relax and return to centre.  

Our focus will embrace the nature and elemental energy of late summer/early autumn, 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. 

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: £36

Places are limited to ten participants and must be booked in advance.

NB. The date of this workshop has been rescheduled from February 28th. 

‘the mandala is the centre. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the centre, to individuation.’ – Carl Jung

You may also be interested in other creative workshops at Denmark Farm including Willow Basket Weaving ~ Make a Traditional Welsh Cyntell, Hooking Workshop, Nature Bathing with the Seasons, and Needle-felting Make a Bumblebee. Please see our events calendar for our full list.


Octagonal Mandala Painting


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