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MANDALA DRAWING (by using Zentangle Art)

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Drawing & Painting Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 08 Sep 17:00 - 18:30

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Zentangle Art introduces you to today's hottest trend in drawing meditation. Using only pencil, pen, and paper, you'll learn how to draw several original 'tangles', and discover inspiring ideas for incorporating these designs into your art. By designing structural repeat patterns you'll get into a relaxed state and you can start from simple patterns to more complex ones, there are no mistakes! No experience needed.

We will start with warm-up exercises, practice tangling, and experiment with strings and shading. Today we will draw Mandalas.

MANDALAS: A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, "mandala" is a Sanskrit word that means "circle". Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms.
Though most often circles, or circles within squares, Mandalas can be any shape, but MUST be an integrated structure organised around a unifying centre. Mandalas contain repetitive geometric patterns, working from a central point outwards, they are most often coloured and can be very simple or hugely intricate.

Mandalas are created with a purpose in mind eg: wholeness, connection, intentions, the creator should focus on their purpose as they draw. The creator may feel like using certain words, shapes or patterns while drawing, just let it flow.

Did you know? Zentangle has proven benefits, which including stress relief, inspiration, and improved self-esteem.
Zentangle can be done anywhere and no special artistic talent is required. Tangles can be used to decorate wearables and home decor objects as well as cards, scrapbook pages and journals. Best of all, you can tangle even if you have never drawn anything before.

What You’ll Learn from Zentangle…
• Hand-to-eye coordination
• Manual dexterity
• Follow instructions
• Complete each step
• Problem solving
• Turn mistakes into positives
• Creativity and innovation

Techniques: Sketching with pencils and/or drawing with a special fineliner. This fineliner is especially for technical drawings and illustrations.

Hope to see you @ my Zentangle workshop!