STARTS Saturday, MAY 1st!
In this Mandala Inspired Course we will explore circular and symmetrical/asymmetrical art spanning the globe throughout history. This course will focus solely on creating geometric and abstract Mandala inspired drawing. We will work towards a finished color piece of artwork (finishing the image is not mandatory as the process is as important as the finished product!) Students may also choose to create more than one and work on adding color at a later date – It’s a flexible syllabus suited to fit each students’ needs.
Participants may choose to follow specific guided methods shown by me to create the drawing by using transferring and tracing techniques for their designs or use the shape templates in the materials list below to create their designs. No previous art skills are needed. Time between each class maybe be used to practice what students have learned and continue working on their own. This method can be used in the future to create more similar works of art!
The tools you will need are a pencil, eraser, ruler, tracing paper, scissors, tape, and a permanent thin black pen (optional). Color is optional and each student may use whatever media they love (color pencils, watercolor, Inktense pencils, marker, and or gouache are some options). We can go over some simple techniques for using materials, but please choose something you have a basic knowledge of and comfort with (or even something you’ve always wanted to try! – below you will see some links to these options)
This is an adult course, but teens are welcome to participate as well (with a parent would be fun!) Please contact Jennifer to discuss if this is the right fit for your child younger than 13. Younger students need to be accompanied by an adult.
COST: By Donation (students have been paying anywhere from $5 – $50 per class which comes out to $20-$200 for the whole course. Please pay what matches your financial means and needs. No on turned away due to lack of funds.
DATES: We will meet 4 Saturdays; May 1, 8, 15, 22 – 11am-1pm Pacific Time
Each class will be recorded that day and the link to view it will be sent along with the notes from the class each week. Recorded classes are only available to those who register for the class so we can keep a safe and nurturing space for those to express themselves
Pencil (any kind)
Sharpener (any kind)
Black permanent pen (OPTIONAL + any kind) I like Pigma Micron pens
Eraser (kneaded, white, mechanical, or any eraser you prefer)
Shape stencils: (optional)
Compass (any kind)
Ruler (any kind)
Tracing Paper (optional, but very helpful for the process we will be doing!)
Some suggestions for color media: (Use a media you love or have always wanted to try. Depending on class size and what people are choosing to use, I will go over techniques for some of these media below) Color media is also optional if you want to focus on making many black and white designs to color in at a later date.
Inktense pencils (Watercolor pencils that turn to permanent ink)
Woodless watercolor pencils (or any kind of water based pencils)
Tombow Brush Markers (or any kind of marker- these are water based)
Colored pencils (any kind/brand will do – these are waxed based):
my favorite is: Crescent Illustration Board (get a few if you want to make more than one!)
Watercolor Paper: any size you would like to work with and any brand or style (cold press: textured, hot press: smooth, rough: rough textured)