About the class
Join us for a creative & relaxing workshop making Mandalas! Mandalas are circular designs symbolizing the universe and how bodies and minds relate to its' infinite nature. Mandalas have spiritual significance and are used for meditation and to symbolize your life's journey.
Michelle will share a brief history and meaning of the mandala, and then demonstrate a couple of ways to create a mandala. Mandalas are very intuitive - there is no right or wrong way to make one. Creating a mandala gives you a sense of journeying within yourself. With a few simple instructions, you will be set free to practice a few mandalas so you can get a feel for building the circular form using shapes lines, symbols, etc. The ultimate goal is to create a mandala from start to finish that you can take home as a reminder of your intentions and to work powerful magic in your life!
About the instructor
Michelle believes that creativity is a powerful tool for "deeper knowing" and is compelled to share the gift of creativity and healing with others through art.
Michelle’s personal experience with recovery, self exploration, and deep healing through the creative process drives her passion for intuitive art & mixed media work.
Michelle seeks to inspire others to explore their own innate creativity and to find deep healing through the creative process. Her artwork is characterized by layers of visual texture, vibrant colors, the sacred feminine, and the healing power of creativity.
Michelle studied Fine Art at the Cleveland Art Institute, Xavier University, and the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL. Although she studied art formally to some degree, Michelle is largely self-taught, having left the creative life behind for a career in business, and returning to practicing art in 2010 during a period of personal crisis in her life. Since 2010, she has explored a wide variety of online and in-person workshops and has worked to develop her voice as an artist.
Through the use of dynamic imagery and mark making, it is Michelle's intention to intuitively express the feminine experience.