Mandala Magic: Create Your Own Star-Burst Mandala | Skillshare Projects

Wendy Brookshire

Artist, Designer and Illustrator



Mandala Magic: Create Your Own Star-Burst Mandala

Class Title: Mandala Magic: Create Your Own Star-Burst Mandala

Class  Description: 

The word mandala loosely translates to “circle”. Traditional mandalas are beautiful symbols that represent the universe and the circle of life. Making a mandala is a very individual process, and there are countless approaches to their creation.

This class will cover my process of creating these mandalas. The method we’ll be using for creating these mandalas is entirely by hand, so the supplies you need are simple and readily available. In our warm-up exercises, I’ll be walking you through some easy methods for drawing geometric shapes, which we’ll use in our final artwork.

For this beginner class I’ll be drawing the entire mandala for you to follow along with me, but you are free to experiment and use these techniques to create your own patterns. After our artwork is drawn, I will be reviewing some color concepts and giving you tips on how to create a beautiful color palette to apply to your mandala.  No real experience is needed, just some familiarity with using rulers and measurements, simple tools like a compass, and your favorite coloring medium.

At the conclusion of the class, you’ll end up with a unique piece of hand drawn art that’s ready for you to frame, give as a gift, or even sell. I hope you enjoy this class and leave with a new art-making technique to add to your creative arsenal!

Project Title: Create a Star-burst Mandala

For this project, we’ll be creating a star-burst mandala. I’ll demonstrate the basic construction of the geometric elements, how to combine these into a visually pleasing form, and then how to apply color to your artwork to make a stunning final piece.

I’ll be asking you to upload your preliminary drawings as well as your final artwork for everyone to see what you created. Even if you follow right along with me, your art will look different than mine, so I encourage everyone to share and learn from each other.

I’m looking forward to working with you and seeing what magic you create!

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