THE MANDALA PROJECT:
The workshops consisted of three sessions, 1.5 hours each.
Day 1: Presentation of the Mandala (page to come describing the general workshop presentation).
After the general presentation, students participated in a "warm-up" exercise by coloring in 4" mandalas (See Mandala Quilt) which became part of a collective quilt comprised of mandalas from all three classes.
Day 2: Presentation of Chinese culture which included overhead projector visuals and "props" such as Tibetan prayer flags, paper dragons etc. Students chose symbols and illustrations to represent four aspects of both American and Chinese culture:
The center of the mandala was to contain illustrations of things each country had in common. Students began illustrating their mandalas.
Day 3: We discussed similarities between our cultures and completed the mandalas.
Click to see enlarged view along with the student's text describing the workshop.
mandalas are from two of three classes... the third class will be
mounted shortly, so check back!
It's fun to see how creative the students are with both their illustrations and writing.