Circles can be surprising! Ever been curious how to deepen your expressive arts work through creating mandalas? Using different prompts and intermodal processes, Susan will guide you through creating intuitive mandalas and working with them to find depth of meaning.
Creating in circular form can allow us to tap into our deepest intuitive selves in a place of safety and nurturing. In this workshop, we will create mandalas and consider different ways of deepening their meaning – from journaling to interpreting motifs and symbols we use personally. We will add movement as a way to experience our mandalas and enhance our own understanding of what may lie within.
Susan will also give suggestions for using mandalas in your facilitation work with others. Susan has over 10 years of experience facilitating others in creating mandalas.
You can expect to be creating circular art forms, journaling, gentle movement. This will be a highly “hands-on” presentation, with material presented throughout rather than in lecture format. No art skills or expressive art experience is necessary.
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Susan Paul Johnson is an expressive arts facilitator and Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator (REACE®) based in Atlanta, GA. She works as a facilitator and mentor with Creating Mandalas. She completed the EAFI Certificate Training Program in 2019 and now serves as a graduate mentor in the program. This connects her work with mandalas and other visual art with modalities such as movement, rhythm, journaling and drama. She is also a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator. Susan is a member of and involved with IEATA. She served on the 2019 Conference Committee and currently serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer.
Susan can also be found at https://creatingmandalas.com/