Mandalas are geometric symbols that represent the universe and play important roles in cultures around the world. Two local artists share the beauty of mandalas this July 24th in unique workshops held at The Drawing Room, in historic downtown New Bedford.
Urban Explorer Mandala Workshop: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., July 24th, $50
Join Meredith Brower, eco-artist and photographer, in a search for inspiration around downtown New Bedford. You’ll forage the urban landscape and connect with the world under your feet. Bring a camera, iPad, or phone to capture images of your work. Participants should also bring a favorite talisman to incorporate into your mandala. You’ll create, photograph, plus learn how to edit and post your images. This is an opportunity to change your perspective, look deeper, and ignite your inner artist.
Register at urbanexplorermandala.eventbrite.com.
Good Grief: Finding joy through mandalas: 4 - 6 p.m., July 24th, $50
While grieving the loss of her mother, brother, and husband, Dannie Engwert unintentionally created a mandala from silverware and it set her on a path to use creativity and play to find joy in life. In this special workshop, hear Dannie’s story, learn a brief history of mandalas and their role in healing, then play with bags of items to create your own mandalas. We’ll capture photos of your work, which you’ll put together in a ‘zine to take home with you. No artistic skill is required. The goal is to bring a smile to your face and potentially shift some sadness into a feeling of hope.
Register at anthifrangiadis.com/pages/events
Workshops include light refreshments and will be held at The Drawing Room, which is located at 36 N. Water Street, New Bedford, MA.