Learning about Ourself and the World
Artist, Author, Educator
For Age 14 and Above
(Especially for Grades 11 & 12)
Total of Four Sessions
Fee: Rs. 9350 (Indian participants)
$140 USD (International Participants )
These four drawing and journaling sessions will explore the history and practice of the mandala (“essence container” in Sanskrit) but mostly we will engage in actual hands-on artistic work in order to learn more about the magic of this ancient yet modern artform. After viewing historic and contemporary mandalas we will do guided exercises in order to prepare ourselves for personalized finished pieces. We will aide this visual artistic process with journaling assignments.
Supplies Needed: Newsprint drawing paper, colored wax stick crayons, white pastel paper, one piece of large black
pastel paper, colored soft-pastels.
Recording of session 1 & 2
About Van James
Van James is an artist, author, Steiner-Waldorf educator and international advocate for the arts (https://vanjames.smugmug.com/). A longtime teaching-artist in Hawai’i and a mentor for Gradalis Teacher Education. Van is a council member of the Visual Art Section of North America, a mentor with the Academy of Himalayan Art and Child Development, editor of Pacifica Journal, and an award-winning author of numerous books on culture and the arts including the recently published Teaching Art History: Engaging Adolescents in Art, Cultural History and the Evolution of Consciousness.