Michele teaches various 6-week classes in Santa Cruz County including: Painting As A Path to The Heart, Watercolor and Nature Mandalas, Watercolor Flower Mandalas, Watercolor Mandalas: Seeds of Possibility, Watercolor Mandalas: Gifts from The Heart, Capturing The Light in Mandalas. She also teaches 1 or 2-day workshops in various locations. Watch the schedule for the latest classes. You can discuss with her the possibility of her teaching a workshop in your area.

CLASSES PRESENTLY OFFERED:

Watercolor Mandalas and Gratitude

Watercolor Mandalas of Kindness

Coffee Shop Mandalas and Nature Mandalas

 

 


LATE FALL 2017

WATERCOLOR MANDALAS AND GRATITUDE

6 Thursdays:  October 26 – December 7, 2017
(no class November 23)

Course Description

Have you ever been attracted to symmetrical circles and designs called mandalas? They are a powerful ancient tool for creating balance in one’s life. Those experiencing a transition in their lives can often be drawn to mandalas. In this unique class we will learn and practice both watercolor and mandala making. We will focus on creating mandalas of gratitude for things in our lives for which we are grateful. Mandalas and a grateful heart are transformational! Beginners are always welcomed and supported in our spirited mandala circle. We are devoted to having fun and continuing to learn and practice both watercolor and mandalas while painting from our hearts.

Bring to the first class: One round watercolor brush (Simply Simmons is good, size 6); watercolor pigments (either a Prang palette or small watercolor tubes with a portable, lidded rectangular palette); a pad of watercolor paper (Strathmore 11”x15” or 12”x12”) or bring whatever you have. More materials will be discussed at the first meeting.

Class Location
Capitola Community Center
4400 Jade Street
Capitola, CA
(831) 475-5935

Class Title
Watercolor Mandalas and Gratitude

Class Schedule
Day: Thursdays
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
6 weeks

Cost
R:$86; NR:$100

Registration: 
Online & Registration begins September 28, 2017
https://apm.activecommunities.com/capitolarecreation/Activity_Search/watercolor-mandalas-and-gratitude/6293
Open to
16 yrs and up

If you have any questions, call Michele at (831) 662-8857


WINTER 2018

WATERCOLOR MANDALAS OF KINDNESS

6 Thursdays:  January 11 – February  15, 2018

Course Description
Mandalas have been called “generosities” because traditionally they were created to be helpful to others and to make the world a better place. They could be called “compassion in action” and gifts of kindness. Let’s make mandalas which are about kindness, to ourselves and to others—engaged creativity with a purpose. This is a unique watercolor class in which we will learn both the basics of watercolor and mandala making. Beginners are always welcomed and supported in our spirited mandala circle. We are devoted to having fun and continuing to learn and practice both watercolor and mandalas while painting from our hearts.

Bring to the first class: One round watercolor brush (Simply Simmons is good, size 6); watercolor pigments (either a Prang palette or small watercolor tubes with a portable, lidded rectangular palette); a pad of watercolor paper (Strathmore 11”x15” or 12”x12”) or bring whatever you have. More materials will be discussed at the first meeting.

Class Location
Capitola Community Center
4400 Jade Street
Capitola, CA
(831) 475-5935

Class Title
Watercolor Mandalas of Kindness

Class Schedule
Day: Thursdays
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
6 weeks

Cost
R:$86; NR:$100

Registration: 
Online & Registration begins December 7, 2017
https://apm.activecommunities.com/capitolarecreation/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=Watercolor%20mandalas%20of%20kindness&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities

Open to
16 yrs and up

If you have any questions, call Michele at (831) 662-8857


 

COFFEE SHOP MANDALAS AND NATURE MANDALAS

To keep our mandala work going, let’s meet at a coffee shop, or in someone’s garden, have coffee or tea together and do mandalas with other mandala making friends. We call these Coffee Shop Mandalas. Bring simple art supplies: small square sketch books with felt pens or colored pencils, or small watercolor supplies. Anyone can join in, but there will be no instruction. We meet for about an hour or so.

For Nature Mandalas, everyone is welcome to help create the mandala. Mostly on the beach, we meet and join hands first for an Earth Blessing Circle. We all bring flowers, shells, seaweed, drift wood, sand dollars and begin making the big mandala on the beach together. It takes about an hour. Then, at some point, the mandala is washed into the sea.

Make an “art date” and schedule one yourself. Several groups have met already and more are wanting to. Let me know if you are interested.

SCHEDULED NATURE MANDALA for the Summer Solstice

Photos of this Nature Mandala have been posted on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michele.faia

Date, Time and Location:

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Time:  12 Noon

Place: Rio Del Mar Beach, on the Rio Del Mar Esplanade, across from Cafe Rio

Do you have an idea of a time and place you would like to gather for a Coffee Shop Mandala? Contact Michele.


SCHEDULED COFFEE SHOP MANDALA

Photos from this gathering have been posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michele.faia

Celebrating: With Nancy Niles & her ceramic sculptures in the “Sculpture Is” show

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time:  12 Noon – 2:00 PM

Place: Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens, 2660 E.Lake Blvd., Watsonville, 728-2532

Bring: a hat and your own coffee, or cold drink!

 

Do you have an idea of a time and place you would like to gather for a Coffee Shop Mandala? Contact Michele.