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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Great Round of Mandala: Winter 2011

Winter: Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3, 17, Mar. 3 & 17, 2011 (Stages 0-1, 2 & 3), 12 CEUs offered
alternate Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
The Archetypal Stages of the
Great Round of Mandala
with Pat Otto
Fee for 3-month session: $125*

Come join our sacred circle - giving yourself all the time and space you need - allowing your creative spirit to bring forth imagery that is full of meaning. The Great Round of Mandala as developed by Joan Kellogg (Mandala: the Path of Beauty, 1984) offers us an archetypal source and structure for our art-making and for self-actualization.

Mandalas, or circle forms, have been used for centuries in spiritual traditions around the world as a focus for meditation, healing and creative expression. As we give ourselves permission to become creatively involved, our experiences deepen, giving our art-making - our creations - an opportunity to evolve, to grow and to make manifest. With the intention of creating mandalas as symbolic reflections of our own personal development in the Great Round - a cyclical pattern of wholeness is generated.

We will devote 2 Thursdays a month for each stage,
starting with Stage 0: Clear Light in January. And likewise move through the remaining archetypal stages of the cyclical patterns of personal growth: the Void, Bliss, Labyrinth, Beginning, Target, Dragon Fight, Squaring the Circle, Functioning Ego, Crystallization, Gates of Death, Fragmentation, and Transcendent Ecstasy.

The Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala workshop is for those who wish to move through its cycle of life exploring each stage using art-making as a vehicle for creative expression and reflection of one’s inner and outer worlds. (To see artwork from previous workshops, click Gallery.)

To Register: contact Pat Otto via email at pat.otto@att.net or call 773-577-9870. Workshop is limited to 7 participants, so pre-registration/ payment is advised. Fee for 3-month quarter: $125. 12 CEUs are available per quarter for a $15 fee.
*Workshops are divided into 4 quarters of 3 months each: Winter, Spring Summer and Fall.
Winter: Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3, 17, Mar. 3 & 17, 2011 (Stages 0-1, 2 & 3).
Spring: Apr. 7, 21, May 5, 19, Jun. 2, 16, 2011 (Stages 4, 5 & 6).
Summer: Jul. 7, 21, Aug. 4, 13, Sep. 1, 14, 2011
(Stages 7, 8 & 9).
Fall 2011: TBA (Stages 10, 11 & 12).
Discounts available with advanced payment for all 4 workshops.

Be advised tuition is refundable only if or when a workshop is canceled due to lack of initial enrollment.

Location: Blue Lotus Art Studio, 912 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 http://bluelotusartstudio.blogspot.com
See Pat’s website at www.patottoart.com
Please Bring: Journal/ Sketchbook and your favorite pen.

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