Botanical Monoprint Mandala Class

Create natures mandala at this relaxing Bridgewater workshop

2 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 1 to 8

label $85 (or 4 payments of $21.25 Afterpay)

Looking for relaxing things to do in Adelaide Hills? Come along and create a mandala using a combination of seasonal foraged leaves and flowers with ink.

In this fun workshop, you will get to create a botanical mandala through a relief printing process.

Leaf printing is a great way to connect back to nature. You will choose the leaves from a big selection we provide. If you have any leaves you would like to print, you are also welcome to bring them (smaller leaves are better.).  

Included in the evening

  • A2 gridded art paper
  • Guidance from artists Cathy Gray and Karen Judd
  • Assortment of leaves, petals and flowers
  • Ink pad and paints 
  • Glass of bubbles and cheese plate

This workshop is suitable for beginners and all ages. Come alone or gather a group of friends and join us to create without expectation.

Note: we will be taking photos during the workshop, please let us know if you do not wish to have your face shown on social media.

If you are unable to attend due to Covid you can transfer or obtain a refund for tickets.

Knowledge required
Beginners welcome.
What you'll get
Everything required to create your mandala artwork.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Bridgewater, SA

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Botanical Monoprint Mandala Class location
Your teacher
Ink Work Art
Ink Work Art

4.9 (90)
Instagram followers9k

In 2004 shortly after my daughter was born I knew instinctively that I needed to access my core creativity both for my mental health and an the inane desire to create. My outlook and connection with the earth changed with her birth. My respect of the natural world and my need to tread softly, go slow and see the beauty within nature, grew.
Over time I have dabbled in different mediums but always returned pen and ink. In 2006, I created my first mandala and I knew I had found my passion. The connection I feel to the circle has become my the beginning is the end and in the end is the beginning. My love of small details had lead me to intricate drawings taking anywhere from 100 to 300 hours to complete enabling me to slow. To no longer seek instant gratification but to see beauty in the things that take time. It has been a natural progression for me to combine both my love of the circle with my passion for nature and the need to preserve what we have.

Cathy’s work is hand drawn in archival ink mostly using .03mm Copic multiliner. The delicacy is reminiscent of an embroiderer’s needlework and in particular, lace. The complexity of design and exquisite execution are evidence of Cathy’s devotion to her work, with any one piece taking up to 250 hours. Her intricate and finely detailed works demonstrate a radial balance, drawing our gaze from the centre point. The circle, considered the perfect shape in Ancient Greek culture, has been associated with both divine and natural symmetry. It represents balance and can often symbolise harmony and unity. Cathy’s works evoke harmonious balance and the peace felt creating the works is transferred to the viewer. They invite quiet contemplation and introspection. The mandala can be found across all cultures and many religions, as Carl Jung suggested the mandala is a representation of self, and has a calm and focusing effect on the creator.
A strong Over the last 4 years Cathy has incorporated teaching into her business. With the focus on wellbeing and mental health increasing her class’s offer tools for both mindfulness and relaxation. The workshops have been developed to compliment wellbeing programs participants may already have in place. Cathy currently teaches as an incursion from years 2 – 12 both in the public and private education system. She has been invited to hold workshops at the Adelaide University, Cancer Care, Can-do, Coles and many other businesses.
Cathy currently holds monthly mandala workshops and alongside Karen from Sabi Designs they hold pot painting and terrarium workshops for adults and students in her studio in Bridgewater in the Adelaide Hills.

Verified reviews

We only show reviews from customers who have paid for and attended this class

V48I01Z33L 34c052b7f77f35dccea660a6ce51910d production Adelaide SA AU adelaide