March 16-19 (Thursday-Sunday)
May 25-28 (Thursday-Sunday)
July 6-9 (Thursday-Sunday)
Daily 10 am-12:30; 2:30-5:00 pm, including Sunday.
With Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD
Tuition: $40 a day, plus meals and lodging and a one-time $15 materials fee. ½ days are $20; evenings are free. Commuters are welcome: bring a bag lunch or purchase a lovely vegetarian meal for $16.
Take the opportunity to relax, refresh and reflect as your hands create circles of beauty and light. Especially enjoy working on black paper with luminous artist-grade colored pencils. No previous art experience is necessary and all materials are provided. It is a time to come home to yourself and to Spirit.
Guided by your heart and your natural creativity let’s play together and pray together: creating beauty for ourselves, those we love, and the good of the whole world!
Creating a Mandala is art as a contemplative spiritual practice. Mandala-making in meditative sensitivity and gentleness, can bring wholeness and healing, and helps us open to an awareness of all that is holy. You’ll have historical, spiritual and cross-cultural examples of mandalas available for inspiration along with expert instruction and support.
Gabriele’s art and spirituality sessions integrate contemplation with creativity and intuition, offering a unique opportunity for spiritual insight and deep self-exploration. She also offers individual intuition training and creativity coaching sessions. Gabriele is a member of the Christine Center Leadership Team.
For Deeper Insight
Read Sister Henrita’s experience with Mandala art from Our Stories.
What Others Have Said
I never thought I could do this work; I am not an artist. Through Sr. Gabriele’s patient and supportive companionship, I learned how to use the art materials and create mandalas. It was freeing to know that it’s OK to make mistakes and erase. I erased a lot.
from Henrita’s story…Mandala by Henrita Frost, SSND.
This was a fabulous, transformative weekend.
This weekend has been an important life memory.
Gabe was a breath of fresh air, knowledgeable kind and very supportive.
Perfect combination of challenge and relaxation.
Just enough guidance. Gabe was very approachable for help.