Mindful Mandala Workshop

Take some time for yourself to clear your mind and get creative drawing mandalas



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 12

label $75 (or 4 payments of $18.75 Afterpay)

Looking for a way to introduce some stillness and calm to your life? This mindful mandala class based in Adalaide will teach you how to unwind through creative expression using an ancient form of mediation.

Whether you're stressed out from work or simply need a space to escape to enjoy some calming indoor activities with some like-minded people, this workshop will be your haven for relaxation and meditation.

During this in-person art class, you will learn how to express your thoughts and feelings through art and become more mindful of yourself as you draw a hypnotic mandala. You will also learn all about the wonderful ways in which this spiritual form of art can benefit your day to day life.

Together, we will start from a blank sheet with a dot in the middle and from that same point we will start to create something so individual it will become a representation of our inner selves.

The studio in Bridgewater, where this beginner-friendly class will take place, is a space purposely designed for calm and quiet so that you will find upon entering that your busy minds begin to slow.

This art class isn't about the finished product (although you will take your artwork home), it's about the journey you take to get there. Come and learn how to switch-off your stressful thoughts and turn-on your creativity.



Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get
  • Two-and-a-half-hour expert tuition.
  • Your own mandala artwork to take home and newfound skills.
What to bring
An open mind ready to relax and de-stress.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her or gift for mum.

Location

Bridgewater, SA

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

Your teacher
Ink Work Art
Ink Work Art

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ARTIST STATEMENT
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 solace....in 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 GRAY
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.

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Chloe Morrissey Jun 2022


Amazing. A teaching style that is comforting. Helped me greatly to get a creative spark back. Love the traditional mandala.

Mindful Mandala Workshop review by Chloe Morrissey Sydney

Jenny Castrique Jun 2022


Really well run. I never thought I would be able to do it but with tips from a pro I ended up with something I was really proud of. I really enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you

Mindful Mandala Workshop review by Jenny Castrique

Deb Mandell May 2022


This was a fabulous class, I had never tried mandala and it was a marvellous experience. The venue was beautifully set-up for a relaxing and enjoyable class. Loved the cheese platter and wine…lovely touch ❤️ The instructor was extremely helpful and encouraged us as first time attendees . Will do this again.

Natasha Wright Mar 2022


Brilliant from start to finish, didn't want to leave. Great info and learnt so much from knowing nothing. Comfortable and well structured. Can't wait to do another one. Thank you

Leonie George Mar 2022


Loved the Mindful Mandala workshop. Cathy was friendly and a great teacher who made sure she spent time with everyone. She is a very talented artist and it was lovely being surrounded by some of her beautiful pieces in her studio. Cathy's studio is well set up and comfortable a very relaxing space.
Highly recommend this class. I learnt that I can be creative and found Mandala drawing very relaxing great for quietening the mind.

Kylie Mosel Feb 2022


Absolutely fantastic teacher and venue Cathy has so much knowledge and is so helpful. I will definitely be coming back and bringing friends with me.

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Angela Kelly Feb 2022


Cathy was amazing…. Super friendly, helpful and very experienced….her teaching style makes you feel super comfortable I loved the class

Lynette Ward Feb 2022


Everything was perfect, very professional and relaxing atmosphere. Looking forward to going back and give the pot painting a go.

Stephanie Styles Feb 2022


Loved, loved, loved it! Cathy was amazing. Super generous with her time. Patient & extremely talented.
Surrounding were beautiful & ambiance perfect; music, cheese platter & drinks ✅✅✅

Michelle Sires Feb 2022


Cathy was just beautiful. Generous in time and spirit. I thoroughly enjoyed the class. Perfect for newbies and advanced. Time went so quickly, I didn't want to leave.
Michelle

Deborah Irving Feb 2022


Teacher was very patient and gave great feedback. Time went so fast in such a peaceful setting.

Priyanka Bodhe Jul 2021


Cathy is so lovely! Individual feedback along with attention to details and catering to everyone’s different style of creating their art was the highlight of this workshop It was a fun afternoon Cheers!

Sue Sanderson Jun 2021


Was a wonderful experience and very relaxing with the side benefit of some lovely art.
Cathy was great and paid as much or as little attention as each individual wanted.
I will be recommending this to my friends.

Amanda Murphy Apr 2021


Cathy was fantastic. Patient and encouraging providing individual guidance to all participants. I would highly recommend her classes.

Janet Roberts Jan 2021


My friend and I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon of mandala making lead by an inspirational teacher! Thank you Cathy.

Debra Ward Jan 2021


This was a fantastic workshop and Cathy is friendly, knowledgeable and a great teacher. The venue was comfortable and well set up with great facilities. All top quality materials were supplied and there was excellent nibbles. I would thoroughly recommend this workshop.

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