Mandala art is a therapeutic and a sacred art form. "Mandala" is a sanskrit word which means circle. It is an ancient art form and has been widely practiced throughout the world irrespective of any religion. It is a soulful art, and by practicing it in our day to day life it brings in positivity both within ourselves, as well as in our surroundings. It helps in both physical and mental well being.
It’s all about finding peace in the symmetry of the design. In the process of mandala artwork, you feel much calmer and more peaceful and your breathing and heartbeat slow down.
What is a Mandala? A mandala is a symbol of the universe in its ideal form, and its creation signifies the transformation of a universe of suffering into one of joy. It can also be used as an aid to meditation, helping the meditator to envision how to achieve the perfect self.
In their most basic form, mandalas are circles contained within a square and arranged into sections that are all organized around a single, central point. They can be found produced on paper or cloth, drawn on a surface with threads, fashioned in bronze, or built in stone. While extraordinary as a standalone work of art, mandalas hold symbolic and meditative meaning beyond their vibrant appearance.
Healing mandalas are intuitive, and they are made for the purpose of meditation. Healing mandalas are intended to deliver wisdom, evoke feelings of calm, and channel focus and concentration.
Create your own mandala, think of it as an echo of your soul.
Painting a mandala can be a highly enriching personal experience in which you look inside yourself and find the shapes, colors and patterns to represent anything from your current state of mind to your most deeply-desired wish for yourself, for a loved one, or for humanity.
You can paint a mandala to symbolize a state of mind that you would like to achieve. Mandalas are great tools for meditation and increasing self-awareness. Many different cultures around the world use mandalas in their spiritual practices.
The best thing about painting your own mandala is that you have the freedom to choose whatever shapes and colors that you feel express your sense of self and your view of reality. Your mandala is yours, and you have the freedom to use your creativity to create a mandala painting that is uniquely you.
Mandala Watercolor PaintingClasses - Fridays from 6-7:30pm. The fee is $40 and includes a mandala to paint, use of supplies, and 90 minutes of studio time.
After attending a class, you may schedule studio time to complete your mandala, or start new ones. Remember, the goal is creative relaxation, not a rush to complete a project. Studio hours are available Thursday-Sunday at $10/hr, including use of supplies. Additional mandalas may be purchased to paint for $25.
We look forward to creative relaxation with you. Click button below to join a class or schedule studio time.