Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Introduction to Mandalas

After being introduced, the children have been inspired by the work of an artist named Elspeth McLean. She has beautiful circles in all her intricate artwork. The minute I saw her work months ago, I knew she would be a featured artist this year in our study.  Much of her artwork includes mandalas, made up of tiny dots of paint, which you can see in the video below!

I decided to have the preschoolers try out a more hands on approach to Mandalas, before attempting them on paper.


After a friend and fellow teacher heard we were going to be adding mandalas to our study, she sent me this wonderful link from Nurture Store. Thank you!

Such lovely things can be created by children when given a simple shape and natural materials to explore and create with.

We also investigated how flowers can be natural mandalas.