Art of the Spirit: Mandalas
Introduction to Mandala Drawing
with LILLIAN SIZEMORE
Saturdays, December 11 and 18, 2010
3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
$40, $32 OHCA members each session.
These classes are in conjunction with December Gallery Exhibition >> SPIRIT: duality. A special Winter Solstice class is planned for Dec. 18th.
Mandalas are contemplative tools for moving between the inner and outer experience — they serve as a link between worlds. When you make a mandala, you resonate with the essence of your deepest self and the collective spirit. I have long studied the useful effects of body-mind training as an artist. That’s how I got into mandalas as an art form, some 13 years ago.
I use meditation to help prepare the mind before beginning the art process, to focus and invite flow that comes with making a mandala (or any artistic work). The Mandala Drawing taps into deep relaxation and self-inquiry and can facilitate an understanding of both the light and the dark parts of the subconscious. The Circle contains the Whole > The Whole Person.
Class begins with a brief centering meditation, we listen to music and draw for about an hour, and close with sharing our work and discussion. Each session is different and Lillian covers topics such as geometry, color, and concepts behind mandalas.
Some art materials are available, but you’re encouraged to bring a favorite art media; collage, watercolor paints, oil pastels, or colored pencils are especially recommended. Bring a COMPASS if you have one.
Come to one or both sessions, as each class is an ongoing exploration of expressive discovery. Due to the nature of the class, instructor asks that participants arrive on time in order to participate fully. Beginners welcome. No meditation, art or drawing experience needed. RSVP the Thursday before each session to save your place.