Mandala drawing is the perfect art exercise for developing a peaceful state of focused relaxation. In the workshop, Lou will share her techniques for creating detailed but simple circular pattern drawings. We’ll begin with readymade circle templates to get you quickly started, but Lou will also share methods of creating and dividing circles using compasses so that you can go on to create any kind of mandalas you like, on any kind of surface. We’ll work with fine liner pens, and Lou will also have options for colouring and decorating your mandalas with markers and watercolour. During the workshop, you’ll develop your own collection of mandala patterns that you can use to build up intricate and complex designs that make every mandala unique. You’ll use these patterns to create a finished piece with the option of framing your completed mandala.

What's included in the price?

All the equipment and materials you will need are included in the price, unless stated otherwise, plus light refreshments (a selection of Shibui teas, coffee, hot chocolate, and sweet or savoury snacks). On full day workshops you are welcome to bring your own lunch to eat inside or out; or there are a wide range of independent sit-in or takeaway delis, cafés, and restaurants, plus supermarkets, within a 5-10 minute walk.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



The Arienas Collective

with Craft Courses since 2017

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The Arienas Collective supports local artists and makers to earn a living by sharing their creative skills and passions with others through delivering workshops. The workshops are run from our mews home in the beautiful Georgian New Town of central Edinburgh. We believe in the wellbeing benefits of engaging in creative activity, and our class sizes are kept small so that you get the support you need to make the most of your time with us. We teach you creative skills you can continue at home.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
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Dublin Meuse, , Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 6NW

Booking options

18:00 - 21:00
£45.00 See dates
10:00 - 13:00
£45.00 See dates