Monday, May 6, 2013

Mandala Drawing Class

     In Sanskrit Mandala literally means circle or center.  Its traditional design
often utilizes the circle--symbol of the cosmos in its entirety--and the square--symbol
of the earth or of the man-made world.
     The universality of the Mandala is in its one constant--the principle of the center.
It can represent the Mind of God or Eternal Potential or the Source from which all
proceeds.  Very simple, very profound.
     Drawing mandalas can be a very relaxing, therapeutic vehicle for self-expression;
a good way to get to know yourself better! It's all done with circles, symbols and shapes.
     No specific artistic talent is needed to create a mandala!  If you can write your name,
you can create a mandala.

     Each session will start with a short meditation to "get you in the mood".  There will be
some discussion of participant's mandalas, but only as you feel comfortable in doing so. There will be group projects and more individualized ones as we move along. 
  I have been known to give small amounts of "homework" for subjects that take more quiet reflection!

ADULT MANDALA CLASS: Ages 17 and up.
Creating our own personal Mandalas from scratch, we'll use colored pencils and pens for the most part, but for anyone wanting to try other media we will discuss that as well.

Instructor:  Sabina Evarts, Certified Art Teacher    
Cost: $120. per person
Materials: 9x9 Deluxe Bee or similar square sketch book, sketch paper for testing ideas.
HB or 2B pencils, Prismacolor pencils, markers: black and colored markers, rulers 12" and shorter. (compass optional)
Six 2 hour sessions- for six weeks on Saturdays - September 14th, 21st,28th, Oct 5th, 12th, and 19th 2013 - from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.


     This class will teach children about "drawing in a circle or mandala".  Projects will be
chosen that best fit the personalities of the class.  Each one is different and special!
    Using colored pencils, markers, stencils, IDEAS and WORDS, we'll explore both our
personal world and the BIG world out there! 
   Classes will begin with a short meditation to help everyone focus on what the mandala
wants to say.

Instructor:  Sabina Evarts, Certified Art Teacher   
Cost: $60.  per person
Materials: Crayons, Colored Pencils, Markers Graphite pencil and eraser, and sketchbook
Four sessions 1 1/2  hours long, weekly - Tuesday's after school - September 10th, 17th, 24th and Oct. 1st from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

 If you have further questions about what this class will entail: please call Sabina at (802) -985-4099.
To register call us at Artists' Mediums at 1-802-879-1236

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