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Bravo School Of Art: Mandala Making

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Above: Graphic logo for the Bravo School of Art.

Mandala is a Sanskrit word for circle or wheel, or beginnings with no ends. Explore colors and their associations in this calming concentration. Create a group mandala with your classmates and a few on your own. This is a relaxing, fun and enlightening class!

The circle with a center pattern is the basic structure of nature, from the smallest molecule to the seeming endless Milky Way galaxy. Flowers, rings found in tree trunks, snowflakes, sand dollars, tree fungi, stars and planets surround us, as do the conceptual circles of family, friends and community. Explore the never-ending shapes and patterns that form the infinite mandala and learn how to create them with a left brain approach.

Use traditional design tools, watercolor pencils, paper and your right brain to create directly from your own mind’s eye. Focusing on the mandala’s midpoint can bring us to a place of physical and emotional equilibrium. Psychotherapist Carl Jung thought of making mandalas as an opportunity for processing feelings and events, for self-exploration and for healing. He said that a mandala symbolizes “a safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness” and believed the mandala is the ultimate symbol of well-being.

Instructor: Wendy Hammarstrom

Workshop Dates:
Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 2 - 5pm
Friday, November 16, 2012 from 1 - 4pm

Bravo School of Art: 2690 Historic Decatur Rd, Studio 206 San Diego, CA 92106 Google Map.

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