Course overview

PLEASE NOTE - this course is provided strictly for West Sussex residents who live in a West Sussex postcode. If you do not live in West Sussex, please look at alternative courses - thanks for your understanding. Join us in this fun and relaxing online course, where you will earn to create beautiful, complex mandala patterns and apply them to various surfaces to embellish items such as plain cards, notebook and coasters, using just simple pens and/or pencils. You will be astounded when you see the complexity of patterns that you can achieve just from combining a few very basic pattern motifs and exploiting the art of mindful repetition. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can allow your creativity to take over and you will discover which are your favourite motifs whether they’re floral rhythmic or geometric, or a mixture of all! This course offers a unique blend of artistic expression and mathematical discovery. Participants explore mandala design, discovering symmetry, geometric shapes, and spatial reasoning while creating beautiful patterns. The course provides a serene environment for mindfulness practice, fostering relaxation and focus. By infusing mathematics into mandala crafting, students develop mathematical fluency and problem-solving skills. Join us for a transformative journey of creativity and mathematical exploration.

Course description

PLEASE NOTE - this course is provided strictly for West Sussex residents who live in a West Sussex postcode. If you do not live in West Sussex, please look at alternative courses - thanks for your understanding.*

In this short, relaxing course you will learn to create beautiful, complex mandala patterns. We will start by learning how to draw a series of basic patterns using simple motifs, building up a reference sheet of patterns which you can keep adding to. We will go on to develop these into the fabulous circular patterns of a mandala by the end of the first session. You can enjoy these as a piece of art in themselves, but in the second session, we will also learn how to adapt them to embellish all sorts of surfaces, such as a notebook cover, greetings cards and coasters, making beautiful gifts for family and friends.

There are many ways you can make a mandala, using different materials, which we’ll look at on the course, but for this introductory course, you’ll only need to use black or coloured pens or pencils. You will need some basic materials: paper, pencil, coloured pencils or pens, access to a printer to print a mandala template, or a set of compasses, ruler and protractor to draw one yourself. All stages of the sessions are carefully guided with clear instructions and demonstrations. However, there’s always room to explore your own ideas through your choices of pattern and colour.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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