Within spiritual symbolism, a mandala is a geometric figure representing the universe. Modern psychology mandalas can represent the ego and self. Using repetitive patterns to create mandalas stimulates focus, relaxation, and access to transcendental states of mind and being.
In this workshop we create mandalas of intention to call in the aspects of our lives we want to empower through the process of painting and printing. To create our mandalas we will learn how to make our own paints from natural sources by engaging with the techniques of natural dying and egg tempera paint making.
Explore the history and significance of Mandalas.
Create your own paint through egg tempera processing.
Be guided in meditation for setting the intention of your mandala.
Explore the colors, textures, shapes, symbols of your intention.
Drawing and painting to bring your mandala to life.
Create a connection between your mandala and your heart through breath and guided activation.
Reflections shared by the group to close.
This event is a $25 suggested donation. All funds go to support the teaching artist and future programing at SARF. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, however space is limited! We appreciate your understanding and support!
TEACHING ARTIST BIO
Madeline Lynch is a New York based artist and educator who creates artwork inspired from her own life, nature, and that resides behind the vail of consciousness. Madeline works with all mediums that she can get her hands on and believes art is living experience that is a conversation of souls.
Madeline received her Bachelor of Arts degree from American University with a double major of Philosophy and Studio Art and spent 4.5 years traveling to various countries around the world to develop herself and her craft as an artist, and person. She is a recent graduate of the SMBI Masters program at Teachers College, Columbia University, studying the bridge between Psychology and Spirituality.
In the world of healing, Madeline is a licensed massage therapist, Reiki practitioner, student of Ron Young learning family & spiritual castellations, and works with plant based medicines, crystals, meditation, and the subtle energies of the Universe.
Madeline has exhibited in Costa Rica, Colombia, Japan, and the United States. She is the co-founder of the visionary art project Seeds of the Anaconda that acts as bridge of communication for mythology, native teachings, and the modern world. She is a part of the non-profit organization Weaving Worlds and is an ambassador of the Center of Arts Education and Sustainability (CAES).