Join me for a fun class learning to draw stunning, intricate mandalas using a few simple techniques.
Morning and afternoon classes can be arranged most days including weekends, and early evening classes Monday to Thursday. If you don't see a date that suits you, please just let me know. I can usually be fairly flexible with the start time of the class with advanced notice.
Mandalas are an ancient art form that spread across Asia some two thousand years ago. Drawing and colouring mandala is now recognised around the globe as a fabulous aid to meditation and relaxation.
During my class, you'll discover a wide range of design elements inspired by traditional Asian mandalas. By the end of the class, you'll have all the knowledge you need to continue drawing mandalas, making each one unique. And you'll have access to downloadable pdfs that form a library of symbols and design elements for ongoing inspiration.
Suitable for individuals, groups and corporate 'days out' even in lockdown. Private group classes available on request.
What you'll learn:
- How to draw a mandala template.
- How to draw an Asian inspired mandala (it's a lot easier than it looks once you know a few simple techniques).
- Tips and tricks to make beautiful intricate designs (that are much easier to create than you'd imagine).
- A brief history of mandalas and how to use them as an aid to relaxation.
By the end of the class:
- You'll be able to draw stunning, intricate mandalas.
- You'll have access to downloadable pdfs that form a library of symbols and design elements.
- After the class, you may wish to colour your mandala using metallic pens, coloured pencils or paints.
- Join my private Facebook group for ongoing inspiration and tips.
Please check that your camera is working on Zoom before the class and that your compass can draw a circle without slipping. Any problems just send me a message.
I also offer private large group classes and advanced small group classes. You'll find more details if you check out the link to my other classes below.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
A 90-minute (or so) online small group class (price is per person).
Access to ongoing tips and worksheets via 'Mandala Meadow' newsletter and Facebook group.
- Paper at least 21 x 21 cm (a couple of sheets of thick paper. A4 is a suitable size)
- Smudge-proof fineliner pen
- Colouring pencils or paints (optional)
Please send me a message if you would like a list of recommended products.
This course is taught online
100 minutes (10:00am to 11:45am)
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100 minutes (10:00am to 11:45am)
My partner and I have just finished the beginner class with Kathryn. So insightful, so meditative, so slow.. completely immersed, a real pleasure!
Kathryn distills her advice while letting us get into the depths of the mandala world.
Again, a real pleasure and willingness to continue!
Response from Mandala Meadow:It was a lovely evening. I'm so pleased you both got so much out of it and I hope to see you for another class soon.
I booked the course for my daughters birthday and she really enjoyed it. Kathryn was very patient and understanding and the course was so enjoyable. It gave Niamh a wonderful insight into the history and design of this ancient craft, a delightful morning, many thanks!
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thanks, Kathryn. I'm so pleased she enjoyed it. It was a lovely morning.
Great workshop, Kathryn is a great teacher, giving us plenty of time to complete each section. She makes the sessions relaxing and fun. Shame there was only two of us, but so nice to have time to meet another lovely lady and her beautiful cat.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Liz! That really is appreciated. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.
Very good first lesson, well explained. new experience.
I was the group organiser for a private event with Kathryn for on Tuesday 23rd November. It was the most relaxing workshop that I have ever attended. I think we all wondered if we would be able to create such an intricate pattern, but believe me, were all were really happy with the end results! The instructions were so clear and Kathryn's Powerpoint presentation on screen meant that no one get lost along the way.
For anyone who likes doodling - this is the craft for you. You learn how to make a precise base template with just a compass, clear ruler, protractor and HB pencil and from that point Kathryn guides you on how to create the intricate patterns. No need to worry if you pattern doesn't look perfect when you are creating it - this craft is very forgiving and it's almost impossible to spot any imperfections.
Kathryn was also able to help us source some really good value compasses and pens for the event which was a great help. After the event she also sends participants the Powerpoint slides of her session and a pdf with some further patterns that they can incorporate into your own designs. If you want to reward a team with a good, calming and inspiring activity, this is the one to do!! We are all addicted!!
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Jill. It was great to meet you all and I'm so pleased everyone enjoyed it. It was a fun afternoon. We all need a creative outlet, especially in these strange times and mandala drawing is very beneficaial for our mental health, particularly for relaxation - it's a great stress buster. And I find it so rewarding when people who say they can't draw are delighted with the results they achieve drawing a mandala.
Loved it. Did this for my wife’s 30th and it was such good fun, very relaxing and generally a great way to spend a morning. Kathryn was wonderful!
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thanks, Will. It was great to meet you both and I'm so pleased you and your wife enjoyed the class. I hope it was a fun surprise for her birthday.
Kathryn was wonderful, it was my first attempt at drawing a mandala and she helped me though it, explained all about the history and methods of it. I really enjoyed drawing the video was so simple and easy to follow and I managed to draw the pattern on my own, was very proud of myself. Thank you Kathryn, you made it so easy from zoom. Looking forward to do more.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you so much, Shanaz. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it and got such satisfaction out of creating mandalas. I look forward to seeing more of your artwork. I hope you'll join me for another class soon.
My first online workshop during lockdown. I have been looking for something to re-kindle my creativity and finally found it. Mandala drawing suits my style of intricate drawing and I am now hooked. A great workshop run by Kathryn who was very patient and explained the process very well. I am now using the follow up notes to create a Mandala, hopefully worthy of putting on display. Thanks Kathryn.
Response from Mandala Meadow:My pleasure! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your artwork. I hope you'll share it in our Facebook group and thank you for joining!
This class was simple and fun - I really enjoyed it. I feel able to take what I have learned and continue with my own pieces. And the website has given me some great ideas.
Kathryn was extremely accommodating in terms of when I had the class. I ended up in a class on my own as I couldn't manage the times she normally does but it was not a problem for her.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thanks Ruth. It was great to meet you and I so pleased you enjoyed my class (despite the inital technical glitches). And thank you for joining my Facebook group. I hope to see you again soon.
So enjoyed this. Kathryn gave a brief background to the use of mandalas around the world. Her instructions were clear and I have learned the basics of producing a mandala, also with an idea of the further complexities which are possible and will be fun to explore. Anyone who likes drawing and patterns will enjoy this beginner course and will be intrigued to learn more.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you so much, Jackie. I'm so pleased you found it interesting as well as enjoyable. I hope what you have learnt gives you many more hours of enjoyment and creativity.
Host friendly and approachable, can't believe I managed to produce a Mandala! Thank you
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Mandy. It was great to meet you. I hope your first mandala, is the first of many!
Loved the course, so nice just having a few people, it felt more 'homely' more intimate.
The level was pitched just right, and Kathryn gave us plenty of time to catch up.
Can't wait to do the next level.
Thank you Kathryn
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Liz. It was a lovely morning. I'm so pleased you loved it. I do prefer to keep the class size small where possible, just 5 or 6 people ideally. Although it does work surpsingly well with larger groups too. Looking forward to seeing you again before too long!
Very happy morning learning more about how to draw and colour a mandala.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Nicola both for your review and for joining me for more classes. I'm so pleased you are enjoying them.
Fantastic workshop. Interesting and inspiring. Kathryn is an excellent tutor.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Tracy! That's great to know you enjoyed it.
It was so relaxing. Kathryn was very patient and such fun. I was so pleased with what I had learned. I think I'm addicted to Mandalas now! Highly recommend this course
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thanks Emma. I think that's a wonderful addiction! It was lovely to meet you and I hope to see you again sometime. So pleased you enjoyd the class.
Really enjoyable morning and amazed at how can be achieved. Feel very inspired .... Many Thanks
Response from Mandala Meadow:That's great, Kate. Thank you so much for the feedback. People are often pleasnatly surprised by what they can achieve in this class and its alway so nice to hear about it.
really clear explanation and time given to get it right. great way of switching off and learning new skill. Thoroughly enjoyed the session.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank yu, Sue. It was lovely to see you again! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. Looking forward to our workshop later in the month.
I had such a great time with Kathryn. Kathryn is a very nice person and immediately makes one feel at ease. The information she shares is fascinating and drawing a Mandala with her is very relaxing. Kathryn also supplies you with written examples so you can continue later at your free time. Simply excellent!
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Shelley. That's very kind of you to say so. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it and hope you have many hours of enjoyment yet to come creating mandalas. So pleased you've joined our Facebook group too. See you again sometime soon I hope.
I so much enjoyed the Mandala drawing course with Kathryn.
She explained things very well and I was lucky enough to have a one to one session which was relaxing. To understand the history of Mandala, which began with Buddhist monks, and the spread to other cultures was fascinating.
I look forward to pursuing the art.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thanks you, Jackie. I'm so pleased you found it so interesting. I hope what you've learned brings you many happy hours creating new mandalas.
Very well thought through workshop. I had a lovely morning with Kathryn, who has the gift of being able to inform and be knowledgeable on an interesting topic and also be good fun. I would recommend this to everyone. Very good for my lockdown well being. Thank you and long may my compass rule!
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you so much, Nicola. That is kind of you to say so. And thank you for booking a second class. Looking forward to it.
What a lovely way to pass the time - learning this ancient art form and its wellbeing properties.
Kathryn was a very enthusiastic teacher and encouraged us which made it fun and the group were just lovely.
I’m hooked now - and looking forward to more of Kathryn’s courses.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Diane. I'm so pleased you found it interesting as well as fun and also relaxing. Delighted to hear that you are hookeed! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your artwork.
I really enjoyed this session. Everything was clearly explained and I had great fun! I can’t wait to be creative with mandalas - can’t recommend this enough!
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Lynne. So pleased you enjoyed my class. Can't wait to see what you do next! I hope you'll share it.
Fabulous. Clear instructions, gentle pace freindly atmosphere. Would reċommend this to anyone who has wondered how to draw a mandala.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thanks Susan! So pleased you enjoyed it. Do keep in touch. best wishes, Kathryn
First time for me doing a zoom event . Absolutely brilliant, great patiences from Kathryn . After the class I sat down for several hours to draw another mandala . That is something I never do , but I was so keen to try , I did . Thank you Kathryn .
Response from Mandala Meadow:My pleasure! And thank you for the lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed it and have already tried drawing another. First of many, I hope.
Brilliant time, really enjoyed the session. Simply taught, a broken down mandala and then shown how to build up to a spectacular picture. Lovely comfortable atmosphere, would recommend trying a session. Very relaxing.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Sue. It was a lovely afternoon. So pleased you enjoyed it too.
I thoroughly enjoyed Mandala Meadow's online mandala drawing class. I had no previous experience but Kathryn gently guided us through each step, putting us at ease and giving us the context and background to the practice. It struck just the right balance between intense concentration and relaxation- it was a lovely way to chat to others and I would highly recommend it.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Michelle. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. One of the things I love most about running these classes is chatting to new peope which is now more important then ever in these tricky times.
I highly recommend Kathryn's mandala class! I spent a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon learning how to create a mandala and ended up with a beautiful design at the end of class.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thanks Sharmell. It was great to meet you and I'm so pleased you enjoyed my class. I hope you'll join me for another sometime!
Really enjoyed this course. Kathryn was an excellent teacher and the mandala drawing was really absorbing
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Sarah. I'm so pleased you both enjoyed it. It was a fun afternoon.
I really enjoyed this course. It can be difficult to learn creative things over Zoom, but Kathryn had thought it through and explained it very clearly, with slides showing step by step how to design a mandala. It was really inspiring and made me want to explore the subject further. The timing was good and Kathryn's friendly and easy-going approach was brilliant.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Caryl. That's very kind of you. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it and found it inspiring. That means so much!
I absolutely loved this course. The time flew by! Kathyrn was a fantastic and thorough teacher. I hope to join the follow on class soon to learn how to colour my mandalas. Great that you can do it from the comfort of your own home too. I highly recommend this course.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Ellie. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. The time really did whizz by! Looking forward to you joining me for another class. See you soon!
Kathryn was lovely so welcoming. Instructions were clear and we worked at our own pace. I would highly recommend this course to anyone. I now have a lovely example of mandala. Will be taking the next level.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Stephanie. That's great to hear. Looking forward ot our next class together.
A thoroughly enjoyable online lesson with Kathryn (during the gloom of lockdown). The step by step instruction was clear and there was no pressure to finish the mandala in a hurry. My first attempt at this skill was not bad at all and it was a joy. I will enjoy finishing the mandala and adding colour tomorrow but I learnt a great deal in 90 minutes. Highly recommended.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Caroline. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. It was lovely to meet you. Such an interesting chat too. I'm really looking forward to seeing your completed work.
I really enjoyed learning how to draw a mandala with Kathryn. She really put me at ease with no pressure to rush my drawing. It was very relaxing and rewarding to see how much I could achieve in 90 minutes.
I also enjoyed learning about the history of mandala and the use of them in psychology. Thoroughly enjoyed and recommend this course! Brilliant ... thank you so much Kathryn for sharing your expert knowledge.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Tracy. It was my pleasure. I hope you'll join one of my more advanced classes once you feel ready and in the meantime there's the informal catchup for my Facebook group. I'll let you know the date soon.
I found this course on the last minute and booked immediately - Kathryn got straight back to me to confirm a time and communication with her was excellent . The class was so relaxing , the techniques were really well demonstrated and explained and I amazed myself at being able to produce a Mandala at the end . Thank you Kathryn for a lovely tutorial
Response from Mandala Meadow:My pleasure, Jo. It was a lovely morning. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it too.
fabulous course, Kathryn paces it well, explains it well and quickly put me at ease. I'm not artistic but I was really pleased with the item I made on this course - definitely given me confidence to try more and what a lovely way to spend 90 mins the time flew past.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Irene. It was a lovely morning. I'd love to see what you draw next!
This was my first attempt at drawing a mandala and with Kathryn's patience, skills and excellent resources I managed to produce something I was very proud of! This really is one of the nicest courses I've ever done and being on Zoom wasn't an issue at all. If you've looked at mandalas and thought "I wish I could do that" then sign up for a lesson with Kathryn and let her show you how it's done...
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you, Joan! That's so kind of you. It's wonderful to know you enjoyed it so much. And thank you for joining my Facebook group. It's a great way to keep in touch and share our artwork.
I did the class with my daughters aged 14 and 12 and we all loved it. It was peaceful and relaxing and Kathryn was a great teacher with plenty of patience! It really felt as though we were all in the same room despite the screen. We all ended up up creating mandalas that we were delighted with and had a really enjoyable afternoon.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you Philipa! I'm so pleased you all enjoyed it. I hope you'll continue to create many more beautiful and unique mandalas from the ideas I've given and I'm sure you'll add many more of your own. Do keep in touch.
Kathryn was wonderful. I felt at ease and wasn't rushed to complete my mandala drawing. Kathryn explained the history and methods behind the drawings. At the end of the lesson I was so pleased with what I had achieved and the knowledge learnt. Advice on design, development, different textures were all helpful. I would definitely recommend this course.
Response from Mandala Meadow:Thank you so much, Maria. It was a lovely evening. So pleased you enjoyed it too! best wishes, Kathryn