Create meaningful symbolic artwork using a set of 100 printed hand-drawn symbols and watercolours. No previous art experience required.
No matter where you are in the World, you can use the Creative Mandala Method and start creating today.
You will get access to:
Video Tutorial (please save the link).
The downloadable PDF file with 100 Symbols.
- Print the set of symbols (ideally on 160 gsm white paper) as many times as you want.
- Draw a circle (use a big dinner plate) in the centre of an A3 or A2 paper (ideally 160 gsm).
- Enjoy the creative process.
- Frame your artwork for a better result (I use white 50×50 cm IKEA RIBBA frames, around €12).
- Share your art on social media using the hashtag #mycreativemandala.
Creative Mandala Workshops were developed in 2018 by artist and educator, Dominika Stoppa. They are a unique combination of collage, using circular mandala shapes, over 100 symbols designed by Dominika, photos, quotes and other elements that are significant to the participants.
Every piece is different and meaningful to the artist. From first glance, they are original symbolic pieces of art, but for their creator, they are often telling a story behind one’s life chapter. Creative Mandalas help to heal, let go and move forward.
Workshop participants can expect to find Dominika’s creative process relaxing and therapeutic.
Monthly workshops are hosted in Dominika’s Studio Eleven – Creativity and Wellbeing Centre, The Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny in Ireland.
Every workshop is limited to 12 participants. Art materials are included in the ticket price. No art experience required.
Step 1: Reflection
Each workshop starts with an introduction and short guided meditation. Working on Creative Mandalas is a contemplative process. Participants can come with an intention to grasp, embrace or release a life event or chapter. If nothing comes to your mind, you will enjoy the process by working intuitively.
Step 2: Preparation
Each participant receives a set of 100 printed symbols and a booklet with the meaning of each one of them. Some creators bring photographs, personal notes or even old letters. There is no right or wrong. Participants receive an A3 sheet of paper with specially prepared thin mandala shaped frame to help you start. Art materials are provided and shared between the group.
Step 3: Creation
Creating the artwork is a contemplative and intuitive process. We provide a safe place to unwind, relax and go within.
Please feel free to share the process and finished artwork using the hashtag:
Upcoming Live Workshops
In response to the recent directives announced by Irish Government, all Creative Mandala Workshops due to be held in Studio Eleven in upcoming weeks are postponed.