Friday, 25 March 2016

Mandala Window Art

Our learners continue to find mandalas everywhere (see our previous post about mandalas here). They find them in the puddles when rain drops, they find them in flowers, they create them with loose parts and draw them in their daily writing. The classroom next door had a parent volunteer come and create beautiful mandala window paintings with the students. Our learners admired them when out at recess. When we asked if they would like to do them in our classroom, we were met with a rousing chant of "yes!". The wonderful parent volunteer came into our classroom and helped our learners create these beautiful masterpieces! We are so thankful to her!

Our learners worked collaboratively to create the mandalas. They started the mandalas and each learner continued to build on it. We were so impressed by the additions they made. They each took 'think time' before starting to paint, to visualize what they wanted to add. Then began painting!

What happened was truly magical.

Taking 'think time' before beginning 

Even Ms. Tompkins wanted to add to the mandalas!

Here are some snap shots throughout the process of each mandala for you to see how they evolved as they moved through the creative process.

The first three mandalas
The view from outside...we were amazed at how a change in perspective changed the beauty of the mandalas.
The other three mandalas.
The view from outside.

(I'm sure many of you are wondering how we did this...the mandalas are painted with acrylic paint into clear plastic table cloths.)

A special thank you to Madeleine for all her hard work!

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