What to expect?
What can you expect from a Mandala Painting Workshop with Simone?
Expect to be warmly welcomed as I hold space for a small, intimate group to go on a journey of self exploration in a relaxed space. We will begin by bringing our full selves into the room to ensure there are no barriers to the creative process. We will then use high quality acrylic paints and other tools to create your masterpiece. No prior painting experience is required, and all materials (including light refreshments) will be provided.
My role is to hold the space for you to explore your own creativity. I will provide you with the tools and the basics, and help draw out what story your soul desires to tell. Just as each mandala will be completely different for each person, so too can the journey that you go through. Expect to feel nervous, excited, scared, proud, frustrated, exhausted, and amazed, as you go through this incredible process, but also expect to be held in a safe, loving space as you lean into your creative self and take some time out for you.
On a very special trip to Melbourne in January 2018, my beautiful friend booked me into one of Karen Scott’s incredible One Day Wonder Workshops at Mandala Magic. I had not painted in a very long time, and I was incredibly nervous, but I came away from the workshop with an absolute masterpiece and I got more than I could have dreamed from the process. I came home, took up painting and I haven’t stopped painting mandalas since. The more I painted, the more I knew that I wanted to share this beautiful experience with others, and provide a unique opportunity for connection with others in a relaxed space.
Not only is a mandala a sacred symbol, but incredibly, creating a mandala brings part of our unconscious mind to our consciousness, reflecting our current state. Personally, I find that a mandala offers a safe structure for those who are nervous about painting without experience, that you can absorb yourself completely in the process of creating them, making for some great meditation, and that they are simply beautiful pieces upon completion that tell a personal story.
Art has the great ability to calm and focus the mind, and I am passionate about creating this outlet and holding space for others to connect with themselves and find some calm in their lives. I love seeing a group completely absorbed in the process of creating their masterpieces, and I love how the journey unfolds, with many surprised by the colours and shapes they choose. My most favourite part is seeing the pride on everyone’s faces as they complete their masterpieces, and take them home to be framed and proudly displayed in a special place.
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I look forward to helping you create your masterpiece! xx
“In the depths of the calm mind, one can truly discover their soul’s purpose.”
– Simone Parker