Introduction to Creating Mandalas
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12 – 3 pm
The circle has captured the fascination of artists across all cultures. We see examples of circular art forms in cathedral stained glass windows, Celtic spirals, Navajo sand paintings, and the Chinese Yin Yang. The mandala with its roots in the Hindu and Buddhist cultures is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates to mean circle or center. Explore your own fascination with the circle in this workshop. You’ll learn how to construct a traditional style mandala where you’ll bring your love for color and form to this practice and leave with a work of art as unique as you.
Sacred Geometry Mandalas
New Hampshire Institute of Art – Sharon Campus
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 12 – 3 pm
Explore the ancient art of sacred geometry. In this workshop, you’ll warm up your compass skills creating the Seed of Life mandala, an elemental form that you’ll build upon to construct the Torus Yantra. It’s exciting to join others in this workshop as everyone begins with the same “bones” and finishes with their own variation that reflects their unique personality and design sensibility.
About the Instructor:
Kathryn Costa is the author of “The Mandala Guidebook, How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art.” She has taught thousands of people all over the world how to draw mandalas. Kathryn has taught mandala programs at the Omega Institute and Kripalu Yoga and Health Center. Kathryn lives with her husband Fernando in Manchester, NH.