Mandala Sessions and Painting Lessons
Lessons and Mandala Sessions Include a $75- materials fee which includes:
1 Stretched Canvas (usually 20x20 or similar size)
1 Pack of brushes
1 Set of acrylic paint
plus use of teachers materials, handmade stencils, rolling rulers, etc.
You may also choose to use your own materials if you'd like.
Completed during a 3.5 hour Mandala Session
Mandala is the sanskrit word for sacred circle. Mandalas have been used in many different spiritual traditions throughout the world for thousands of years including Buddhism, Hinduism, and Native American traditions. Psychologist David Fontana believes that the symbolic nature of a mandala can help one "to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a mystical sense of oneness with the ultimate unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises." A Mandala session is an art lesson specifically focusing on the ritual of mandala painting. We choose from a variety of templates or design our own so there is plenty of structure if you want it. We will create a powerful image that helps support what you are calling in to your life. Whether for healing the past, becoming present, or creating an optimal future, the Mandala process will help focus the mind on the desired outcome. The painting later serves as a powerful symbol on your wall that both empowers you subconsciously and consciously throughout your life. These sessions also include painting technique, color mixing, and designing. By the end of the session, you will have all you need to do this practice at home.
I offer painting lessons for people age 10 or older at any painting level. I have much experience working with the youth as well as all other ages. I can also do groups of up to 4 people or can arrange to do a larger group workshop. I teach everything from general technique and color mixing, to how to paint myths and symbols as an empowering meditation practice. If you are interested in receiving lessons please contact me and let me know what you are interested in learning. My prices vary depending on the size of the group, duration of class, etc. I also can provide a studio space if you are in the Big Sur area or can travel to SLO and Monterey areas upon request. Please e-mail me for questions.
Completed in 3.5 hour Mandala Session, her first painting ever
Picture above is from a Mandala workshop