An Introductory Workshop with Vandorn
Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle. Historically, Mandalas have served humankind as symbolic reminders of universal order, as a meditation process and for the attainment of various degrees of self and cosmic integration. It has been used as a therapeutic technique for centering one’s attention/self. The Geometry of Life, also known in some circles as Sacred Geometry, is an ancient system of observation of various levels of order within the universe. These teachings embody the Golden/Divine Proportion (Golden Mean), Dynamic Symmetry, Fibonacci numbers/spiral, etc. The Geometry of Life can help to facilitate the exploration of the Mandala as a self-integrating, centering exercise and window to discovery.
This workshop leads one through an introduction to an ancient system of exercises using the compass, the ruler (straight edge), and colored pencils and pens. With this equipment one may generate drawings that furnish a working definition of balance, order, beauty, harmony, the fractal, and dynamic and radial symmetry. Each drawing is constructed from the foundation of two arbitrary points on a worksheet. These points are used to develop a variety of compositions (ranging from simple to complex) made entirely of circles and straight lines.
Participants will have an opportunity to explore Mandalas based upon 6-ness, 8-ness, 10-ness or 12-ness. These drawings will furnish significant points of departure for the exploration of Mandalas with personal symbols or more universal signatures.
(An example of the addition of text to a 6-fold symmetry Mandala.)
A Mandala Drawing Workshop will be held at the residence of
Geoffry Luce & Jeannamarie Shepphard
70001 Morehead – The Governors Club, Chapel Hill, NC
on Saturday, July 27th, from 10am till 2pm.
CALL 336-706-4298 for details and to make reservations.
Cost: $30/participant, or $50 per couple or pair.
Materials are included in this fee. However, one is advised and invited
to bring their own coloring medium to ensure personal satisfaction!
Pre-registration via payment is required and ends on
Thursday, 25 July 2013.
Credit or Debit Card payments are accepted.
Call 919-818-7721 or 336-706-4298.
Payments via check must be received by Thursday, 25 July 2013.
Call for details.
The number of participants is limited.
Attendee ages: 15 and up.
(ATTENDEES ARE ADVISED TO BRING SNACKS. THIS IS A 4 HR INTENSIVE)
Number for directions ONLY the day of event: 919-240-7034
attendees of workshop: Design Science Day at UNC-Asheville, September 2012
Various roads in the area are under construction.
You are advised to use these alternate routes.
Preview some of Vandorn’s art at :