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What is a Mandala?

Mandala means 'circle' in the Sanskrit language, and mandalas are sketched or painted in a circular frame. Mandala art has been used throughout the world as a creative process for personal and spiritual transformation.

Since it is difficult to see into the unconscious directly, you will need some kind of mirror with which to see the human and spiritual forces that operate within you. Mandala art can provide a mirror to your inner world.

You might normally experience yourself as a fragmented collection of subpersonality parts in your day-to-day life. Mandala art you can support you to see how all of your parts fit together in patterns of wholeness.

Mandalas are drawn in the round, and they can lead you to an experience of wholeness. When you begin to play with images, patterns and symbols, you can move from a cognitive, rational, intellectual frame of reference into an intuitive expanded state of awareness.

  • When I signed up for this course, I was curious. I was not sure how mandalas could create healing. I LOVE the course and will continue creating these treasures.

    My favourite part of the course was the various methods you taught; each one having a new avenue for expression - and then bringing it all together.

    I really loved the process of exploring different art materials. I am awestruck by the quality of your courses and the amazing love and healing they offer in a playful spirit of fun!

    — G.L.

An Emotional Approach to Mandalas

In traditional mandalas, there is a central point or focus within a circle and a symmetrical design radiates from the center. This symbolism suggests there is a center within you from which everything is ideally healed, ordered and symmetrical within. Meditating upon symmetrical mandalas can incite feelings of order and wholeness.

To create an emotionally expressive mandala in this course you will draw a circle, fill the circle in spontaneously, letting the drawing, painting or collage emerge step by step in an intuitive way. When your mandala is complete, you will have holistic snapshot of what is emotionally going on within you right now through pattern, colour and symbols. 

By drawing, painting and collaging intuitive symbols, you can connect to your own inner world as it is right now. Creating an intuitive mandala is a private process of self-self-expression and contemplation that can help you to love and accept your untended emotions and learn how to move closer to the spiritual center of yourself.

Create Intuitive Mandalas
Express Your Emotions

Tap Into Your Intuition

You might need a little bit of help to loosen up your spontaneous art practice. After deeply exploring my own intuitive mandala practice for several years, I am excited to share my innovative intuitive mandala making "techniques" with you. 

This course will support you be surprised and delighted in your spontaneous art-making process. This comprehensive video course provides five intuitive mandala practices to help you discover the parts of yourself that you do not usually express in your everyday life.

In this healing adventure you will:

~ Learn how to create spontaneous free-form mandalas by sensing for symbols that match your inner experience.

- Practice playing, loosening and freeing up your mandala process to allow for surprise and insight.

~ Practice deep rest in your intuitive mandala making process.

~ Learn how to "give" worry silence, and restore your mind to peace.

~ Practice the art of keeping your mind open to intuitive insight.

~ Recalibrate your nervous system to calm, confidence, and self-love.

Create Intuitive Mandalas
Express Your Emotions

Art Supplies Needed for this Course

~ I use a 9x9 inch "Bee Paper Company Super Deluxe Mixed Media" coil bound sketchbook for my mandalas. 

~ A variety of black drawing pens 

~ An assortment of coloured markers

~ Oil Pastels

~ Magazines for cutting up.

~ Scrapbook and printed papers.

~ Glue stick, white glue and scissors

~ Acrylic paint

~ Watercolour paint

Table of Contents

Lessons
Lesson 1: EXPRESS Spontaneous Creativity
video
Lesson 2: EXPLORE Materials
video
Lesson 3: PLAY with Shapes
video
Lesson 4: CALM Your Mind
video
Lesson 5: ASPIRE to Happiness
video
Course Feedback

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at shelley@expressiveartworkshops.com

Create Intuitive Mandalas
Express Your Emotions