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Mandala Making

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Mandalas are sacred artistic expressions that speak to the wholeness of the universe. In making our own mandalas, we invite our inner wholeness forward. It is a creative process that can help you break patterns in your life that no longer serve you. It can also deepen and support your sacred practices, like yoga, meditation, and contemplation.

No experience is required to participate in this workshop—beginners, seasoned artists, and those yearning to refresh their creativity are all welcome.

You will create your own personalized mandala guided by artist Jennifer Mazzucco, beginning with the less tangible parts of the creative process, including guided meditation, personal reflection, and exercises for slowing down and tapping into the creative flow.

Then you will:

  • Learn the technical approaches to drawing a mandala, including the design principles of symmetry, balance, space, and composition
  • Explore the different coloring techniques using watercolors, oil pastels, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, and brush markers
  • Reflect on your experience through group discussion and journaling
  • Find out how the mandala has been used in different cultures throughout history.

As you experience creating a mandala from inception to completion, you will remember your innate creativity and discover practices to overcome struggles in the creative process. You will also build the confidence you need to start and finish a piece of art and learn how to have a daily art-making practice at home.

Jennifer Mazzucco

June 30 - July 2, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$320 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Registration Closed

Program Description

Mandalas are sacred artistic expressions that speak to the wholeness of the universe. In making our own mandalas, we invite our inner wholeness forward. It is a creative process that can help you break patterns in your life that no longer serve you. It can also deepen and support your sacred practices, like yoga, meditation, and contemplation.

No experience is required to participate in this workshop—beginners, seasoned artists, and those yearning to refresh their creativity are all welcome.

You will create your own personalized mandala guided by artist Jennifer Mazzucco, beginning with the less tangible parts of the creative process, including guided meditation, personal reflection, and exercises for slowing down and tapping into the creative flow.

Then you will:

  • Learn the technical approaches to drawing a mandala, including the design principles of symmetry, balance, space, and composition
  • Explore the different coloring techniques using watercolors, oil pastels, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, and brush markers
  • Reflect on your experience through group discussion and journaling
  • Find out how the mandala has been used in different cultures throughout history.

As you experience creating a mandala from inception to completion, you will remember your innate creativity and discover practices to overcome struggles in the creative process. You will also build the confidence you need to start and finish a piece of art and learn how to have a daily art-making practice at home.

Faculty Bio

Jennifer Mazzucco

Jennifer Mazzucco is a devotional artist who deeply respects and is inspired by the cultural arts of India and Tibet. After 9 years of facilitating middle school children to follow their creative hearts, showing her work in galleries, and taking trips to India, she now has home-studio in California where she creates large canvas personalized mandalas.

Why Attend

  • Learn the ancient artistic and sacred practice of making mandalas and experience how it can transform your life in important ways.

  • Start a new or revive a flagging art practice and get the tools you need to stay in the creative process, even when it’s challenging.

  • Enhance your other spiritual pursuits with a new practice that awakens your creativity and offers another avenue into the sacred.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    All levels are welcome.

  • Things to Bring

    All supplies are provided. You are welcome to bring you own, if you have them.

  • What to Wear

    Wear clothing you don’t mind getting ink, paint, or pastels on.

  • Special Interest to

    Therapists, meditation teachers, schoolteachers, and those in healing professions learn a practice they can use with their clients and students.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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