BEAT THE WINTER BLUES: Beginner Dot Mandala Class

Date: 

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

 VenueMERA Schoolhouse, 974 Dalhousie Concession 9A, McDonald's Corners, Ontario 

Mandala art is a meditative practice, used by many peoples and cultures around the world.  The goal is to use a creative medium to immerse oneself in a process of relaxation and patience,  rather than being concerned with an end product per se.   Benefits may include:  stress reduction, mental clarity, development of spatial awareness, and fostering of attention and concentration.  Participation with other people painting the same mandala also allows you to experience oneness and connectedness. 

This fun and relaxing beginner level class will introduce you to a step by step process to create a beautiful Dot Mandala on your choice of 6 inch x 6 inch card stock or canvas, using acrylic paints and basic tools.   I will provide suggestions as to how you may adapt this art to any medium, including art stones.  No artist experience is necessary!!!    You will also learn about Otauna, a social enterprise with a mission to build on the dot mandala as a symbol of harmony and “connect humanity dot by dot”. 

All materials are included in the $45 fee.  If you wish to experiment with this medium at home (warning!  This is very addictive!), you may purchase your dotting tool set for $31 (tax included).  However, suggestions will also be given for making your own.

Limit:  6 participants.  As this event is sponsored by MERA, please register by contacting Trina Conboy at meraschoolhouse@gmail.com or 613-278-0388.  Registration must be received 7 days before the event.