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9 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction

      1:53
    • Materials And Project

      2:13
    • 6 Sections Grid and Framework

      3:15
    • 6 Sections Details And Inking

      3:57
    • 8 Sections Grid And Framework

      1:31
    • 8 Sections Detail And Inking

      3:32
    • 12 Sections Grid and Framework

      2:37
    • 12 Sections Details and Inking

      4:41
    • Final thoughts

      0:46

About This Class

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This is the second class in my Hand Drawn Mandala series.  In this class I will take you further into the process and introduce you to using circular grids.  We will learn how to make three different grids and then use these grids to create frameworks, add detail and ink our mandalas.  Similar design elements will be used throughout all three mandalas so the student can see how changing up the grid and framework can give you a completely different look.

What you require:

  • pencil
  • paper
  • pen
  • compass
  • protractor
  • eraser
  • ruler
  • no drawing experience necessary - just the desire to explore and learn

What you will learn

  • How to draw three different versions of a circular grid and the skills to invent your own
  • How to create a framework using a preset grid
  • How using the same design elements and simple shapes can give different looks depending on what grid you start with.

What you will walk away with

  • The skills to make your own grids
  • three grids available for you to download, print out and use over and over again
  • The encouragement to tackle your own creative designs
  • a community of fellow mandala lovers like you learning to create beautiful designs, share their stories and encourage each other on.

Looking forward to seeing you in class!

72 of 72 students recommendSee All

Excellent.
Another great class that has inspired me to take up my pen. Thank you!
A great follow on from the first class.

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Jane Snedden Peever

Inspiring Creativity and Blogging at jspcreate.com

Illustrator and Pattern Designer - The most beautiful designs start with the simplest ideas.

Working as a professional pattern designer, textile artist and illustrator over the last 20 years, I have experienced the greatest joy from sharing my passion for creativity and encouraging others to explore creativity in all areas of their lives.

I believe the first step to accomplishing your goals and dreams is to just start.  Jump in and learn as you go.  Let yourself make mistakes, those are the best lessons.  Don't judge your work, just do and then do it again and do it some more.  Watch it evolve and look back with awe in how far you have come because you chose to just start!  

My goal in my classes is to find the simple and basic ways to help my students of all ages to just start drawing or to spark that desire to get back to drawing.  I break the process down into simple techniques that everyone can try and encourage you to keep going, by building on these simple ideas to create more detailed designs.

The simple art of hand drawing is a great creative activity for both relaxation and productivity and for just plain fun.  My goal is to design and share, fun, creative, hand drawing exercises that prove just how simple it can be.  Most of my classes only require a pencil, paper and pen.

Remember the most beautiful designs start with the simplest ideas.

Visit me at my website and blog to see more of my creative process www.jspcreate.com

Follow me on Instagram and on my Facebook Page Circular Expressions

Keep in touch with me by sharing your class inspired designs with me @jspcreate or #jspcreate.  I love seeing your creations and sharing in your daily creativity

Jane has been creating in the field of design and textile patterns for over 20 years and most recently has had her mandala designs published in two colouring books available at both your local and online booksellers.  Check out more on her books here www.jspcreate.com/books-and-publications