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March 19, 2022

Spring Equinox Personal Mandala

The Olympia Center • 222 Columbia St NW OLYMPIAWA  98501 Organized by Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Saturday, March 19, 2022.

The word "mandala" is a Sanskrit word that is over 2300 years old translated as "circle" or "sacred center." Circular patterns have been used throughout time in many cultures, including the Tibetan and Native American, as tools for centering and healing. In this workshop we will explore the history of mandala patterns and you will create your own personal mandala, using oil pastel, colored pencil and collage. Using principles of geometry and any symmetry present in nature, along with your own personal creativity, you will come away with new knowledge of yourself. This should be a time to let go, play with color and design, and to have fun! Most supplies included in class fee. Suggested embellishment list will print on registration receipt. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

A mandala is usually divided into 4 rads or sections. It is a form of radial symmetry which means often a shape or embellishment is repeated four times. [In each rad/section to make a balanced design.]Elements/Embellishments The following are suggestions for different types of collectables: Sewing supplies: ribbon, thread, buttons, yarn Jewelry/beads: charms, beads, wire, elastic etc Found objects: keys, watch parts, shells, leaves etc Instructor provides watercolor pencils, stencils, brads, some stamps & stamp pads, markers and collage type papers as well as the substrate/base for the mandalas.If you have favorite paper or particular colors you want to include in the collage mandala, otherwise the instructor brings in collage and other papers to use. Optional materials: gelly roll pens, micron pens or other markers… Note: Instructor brings, scissors, glue, rulers, exacto knife, circle cutter, self-healing mat. We will follow federal, state, or local COVID-19 guidelines.

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Visual Arts & Crafts


Meeting Room 204 at The Olympia Center


Ellen Miffitt


March 19, 2022

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


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Ages 16-255 · Co-Ed


The Olympia Center

222 Columbia St NW OLYMPIAWA  98501

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