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Create your own Mandala Ms Valerie Montana • valerie. [email protected] 12. dc. gov Fillmore Arts Center • Distance Learning Grades: K-5
What is a Mandala? A mandala is a circular structure with radial symmetry, meaning that the design radiates out symmetrically from the center. Where can you find mandalas? Flowers Tree rings The sun Eyes Snowflakes Fruits Plants And more! Where do you see mandalas?
Words to Know • Mandala • Radial symmetry
Mandalas are also considered spiritual and are found in many religious artworks A mandala can also be seen as both a symbol of and an avenue to personal growth. The psychologist Carl Jung “recognized that the urge to make mandalas emerges during moments of intense personal growth.
In the Buddhist tradition, monks make mandalas out of colored sand. After several days, they then destroy the work in a elaborate ceremony. Why do you think they do this? Does this remind you of any of your own traditions?
Instructions: Create your own mandala using the materials of your choice Possible Materials: Paper plate Paper Pencil Stickers Found objects Markers Crayons Paint Natural materials
When you are finished • How did you choose your materials to make your mandala? • How did you feel when making the mandala? • Where else do you see mandalas? • Email me your pictures to valerie. [email protected] 12. dc. gov