Expressive Series: Mindfulness & Mandala Making
We all need an outlet for self-care and relaxation, so why not explore this in a creative way? This course will provide an opportunity for centering, relaxation and meditative art making. Course will begin with deep breathing exercises and guided imagery to ease you into your creative practice. Instructor will give a brief history of mandalas and their significance and then invite you to create your own! A variety of circle forms and materials will be provided for options to choose what feels best. Instructor will model ways to use symmetry and alignment within mandala, to create patterns that bring balance. The concept of making a mandala will be introduced as a tool for tuning your attention inwards and finding your sacred space to unlocking potential. Many people find the process of drawing and filling in the mandala to be very calming. They aid in reflection of universe and self, with emphasis on symmetry, alignment and geometric images. Due to the use of repetition, similar feelings related to meditation and coloring are present. In addition, the structure of the circle serves both to provide a sense of containment and to decrease anxiety. With emphasis on process over product, this workshop will aid in relaxing your mind and body, while enlivening your creativity and self-expression. No prior art making experience needed at all!
Imagine a creative space where you can experiment with different forms of art, explore your body through movement and dance, and tap into your creativity using modern technology. Imagine Unarthodox - a place where both kids and adults can connect with themselves in a judgement-free, creative environment. We offer art classes that incorporate non-traditional art methods to fully stimulate all of the senses and promote self-expression in a fun, entertaining way. Our activities vary from Art and Wine sessions and experimental, one-of-a-kind art classes to therapeutic interdisciplinary workshops that will allow its participants to fully explore and unleash their creativity. A variety of creative engagements such as art and expressive body movement can positively impact emotions, attitudes, and beliefs which contribute to greater health and wellness for the individual. We believe that combining all art disciplines with an experimental twist not only produces therapeutic benefits but can also be tons of fun! And that's what we're all about...fun!
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