The mandala begins with the center, radiating out with symbols and designs as the pattern grows larger. There are two components to a mandala's meaning: The outer meaning represents the divine universe while the inner meaning creates a map to guide one's mind and life purpose.
Even if you don't think you can draw, please join us for a fun class series where we learn to create mandalas and explore the meaning behind these beautiful works of art that depict the best of human expressions.
JAN. 27 ~ MAR. 2
Every Monday 6:30-8:00 PM
The mandala acts as a holistic art form that connects us to each other, to the creative life force and to the world around us. We will explore how other cultures use mandalas to express wholeness and meaning in life. In this series, experiment with drawing basics, color, light, symmetry, pattern and inspirational themes while learning to draw mandalas using a variety of materials like colored pencil, paint, etching paper and chalk. Sign Up >>
$5.00 Materials Fee per Class
Monday, Jan. 27 ~ Drawing Basics
Work from the center to design a mandala from the inside out with simple lines and shapes.
Monday, Feb. 3 ~ Color & Light
Learn to use layers for blending colors and shading areas with light and dark.
Monday, Feb. 10 ~ In the World
View examples of mandalas from other cultures around the world for inspiration!
Monday, Feb. 17 ~ Perfect Symmetry
Use a simple technique to create perfect radial symmetry in a mandala design.
Monday, Feb. 24 ~ Feel the Afterglow
Design a neon mandala with gel pens on black paper to create light and glowing luminosity!
Monday, Mar. 2 ~ Patterns of Life
Observe many wonderful patterns in nature to use for a mandala painted on stone.
“Experience life in all possible ways --
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light,
summer-winter. Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience, because
the more experience you have, the more
mature you become.”