Author: Kathryn Costa

Labyrinth Mandala Art Online Retreat

Awaken your creativity and reflect on your life’s path. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to draw a labyrinth in the medieval style inspired by the labyrinth found at the Cathedral of Chartres, France. Once drawn, we’ll “walk” along the path by adding color and journal writing. This is a lovely activity that will give you time to reflect on where you’re at on your life’s journey.

April Mandala Challenge

This month’s mandala challenge was inspired by an email that I received from Chel who recently completed the “Make Ten Challenge” in my Mandala Drawing I Course. In the course, there are ten lessons and I encourage students to create ten variations for each lesson. This is an opportunity to explore the many possibilities by experimenting with color, form, and various mediums. When taking the Drawing I class and finishing the challenge, you’ve completed the 100 Mandalas Challenge. I totally enjoyed the challenge. I bet I could do it again and come with 100 different ones. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the world! ~ Chel Congratulations Chel!You’re accomplishment is the inspiration for the April Mandala Challenge. Challenge Details Step 1: Pick a mandala lesson from the Mandala Drawing I course. Not enrolled in the Mandala Drawing I course?Find a free sample lesson in the Mandala Sharing Circle. Not a member of the Sharing Circle?Let’s change that. It’s free to join. Enroll here. Step 2: Create ten variations of the mandala design from Step 1. …

January Mandala Challenge

What are the many possibilities that await you in this new year? The January Mandala Challenge called, “The Mandala of Many Possibilities” uses the design motif of little dots or stars to represent the many possibilities available to you in this moment. Think of these little dots as seeds of potential. You may create your mandala using any medium and any style. The only requirement is to include lots of little dots or miniature stars in your final design. As you add the little dots to your mandala, use this creative time to reflect on the many opportunities and possibilities that await you in this new year. For inspiration, check out these mandalas. As you look up at the night sky, how do those stars line up? Here we see a million possibilities in this mandala. Continuing with the mini star motif, here my sun is sleeping in a blissful state surrounded by numerous possibilities. Creating within the boundaries of a circle provides a feeling of safety and that’s definitely felt here with the rings …