Textured Mandala Painting Class – starting 22 May 2023
Slovenian version here
Mandalas are artworks in the form of a circle, their architecture consists of various repeating patterns. Such a design evokes in us a sense of order, stability, and harmony. They represent a human in its own integrity. When we put it in a room, looking at it will evoke positive feelings and we will feel more calm.
Mandalas are not only meant for observation, a similar effect can be achieved when drawing them. Drawing a mandala requires focus and an empty head, so they can serve us perfectly to relax and calm our body and mind. Many people say that drawing mandalas helps them if they have any difficult feelings, a tendency towards depression or anxiety. Using vibrant colors affects our mood and drawing regularly will make us feel better in the long run.
In addition to everything mentioned above, with every creative work that we repeat and improve, we also build our self-confidence. Creating something with our hands and seeing the finished art piece is something that nourishes us from the inside out.
In this course, I teach you how to create a completely personalized mandala by yourself! All art processes are presented in detail, from gathering ideas and sketching, to the use of colours, painting techniques and final execution.
Take a look at the class:
In this class, you will be guided through the process of creating a textured Mandala painting from start to finish. The process will include making the texture, creating the background, a bit of colour theory and colour blending techniques, information about sketching and designing your own mandala and bringing it all together into one detailed piece of soulful art.
Each step is shown in detail, including tips and techniques that will make your work easier. If you think that you don’t have enough drawing skills, it’s not true, because the structure of the mandala is made with the help of stencils, and you don’t necessarily have to be good at drawing. You can include texture work or leave the background plain.
- Hello! (02:22)
- Materials (03:08)
- Texture making (06:17)
- Colour pick and blending techniques (05:32)
- Creating the background (03:16)
- Sketching, inspiration, shortcuts (05:11)
- Canvas sketching (04:04)
- Blackline structure (06:05)
- Mandala colouring (13:38)
- Details and finishing your art (12:47)
Total: 1.3 hours
The contents presented in the course are the basis for making larger mandalas, which I made for different clients:
There are many ways that you can adapt the supply list to your needs or use different materials if preferred.
- a firm, thick canvas stretched on a wooden frame (alternative: cardboard or wooden board)
- acrylic colours by your choice (I use Maimeri, Liquitex, ArtCreation)
- one metallic colour (silver, gold or bronze)
- basic paint brushes (various sizes, bigger for colouring and small, precise ones for detail work)
- water container
- paper or cotton towel
- texture paste (Liquitex, Vallejo or homemade version)
- palette knives
- *additionally tools for making texture patterns
Note: you don’t need to fill out the supply list right away. Many students watch the videos first and then decide what they want to include.
Hi! I am Anja,
and I create special paintings that have their own soul, painted in lively and vibrant colours. I am excited about how art and creation enrich our lives. I’m always looking for new ways to create even more!
“The blending of the painting was nothing I had seen before. I was in awe of her work once I received it. I wanted to learn this!”
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start?
The classroom starts on 22nd May 2023. To join write me a message.
How to access the class?
The class is accessible through the “join” button below. You need to sign up to Thinkific teaching platform, where you can enrol in the class.
How long do I have access to the course?
180 days – that’s 6 months. How many times do we buy a course and somehow forget about it? It is possible to make quite a few mandalas in six months, I really want to encourage you to do this. In the end, you will be proud of yourself 🙂
Do I need to be a skilled artist to do this?
The course is suitable for people who know the basics of painting and would like to upgrade their knowledge in the field of making mandalas, creating texture and shading with colours.
Do I need all the supplies listed?
No, you can work with what you already have and adjust the art process. Some people watch the class first and then decide which materials they want to include. There is no right or wrong way. Pick what suits you.
Can I share my work online for this course?
Use a hashtag #mysoulfulcreations that can be used on Instagram and other social media to connect with me and others to share your creations.
What is the price of the class?
The price is 47$ (43 eur)
Payment is through Paypal (if you don’t have it, ask a friend or youngsters to help you or contact me).
What is the refund policy?
For online content, there are no refunds. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions about the course prior to signing up.
“My new painting is impressive to me because it is the craft of my hands, all of me, my fusion with creativity and curiosity inside me, my creation, completely naive and unplanned. When I look at it, I feel warmth in my chest, love, I feel me.”
“Hi Anja,I’m sending you the photo of the mandala I created after your course.I’ve been painting mandalas for 3 years and with your course, I’ve got to a totally different level. I like it very much, it is simple, easy to understand and full of useful advice. I especially like the topic of colour blending.Thank you for the course and your artwork – both very beautiful and inspirational ”