Finding your Center: Found Object Mandalas – Virtual Professional Learning

  • Finding your Center: Found Object Mandalas
  • Finding your Center: Found Object Mandalas
  • Finding your Center: Found Object Mandalas

Description

NOTE: virtual program are not charged a travel fee.

Recommended Participants

  • Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Visual Arts Specialists
  • Principals and Supervisors
  • Parents

In this virtual professional learning program participants will learn ways to create ephemeral “mandalas” out of found objects.  A mandala means “circle,” and is created by making concentric patterns around a centralized point -“an integrated structure organized around a unified center.”  Hands-on art-making experiences will encourage an understanding of patterns, sequence, symmetry, shapes and sorting, as well support a mindful practice of utilizing materials to create meditative art, while encouraging creative practices to establish and sustain positive relationships, and cooperative and constructive participation.

Learning Intentions

Participants will:

  • experience the joy of creating mandalas.
  • create mandalas from natural and found objects.
  • create a temporary work of art that includes patterns.
  • discuss how creating mandalas supports mathematical and social development.
  • observe & discuss an understanding of patterns, sequencing, symmetry, shapes sorting.
  • discuss ways in which the child learns through play and exploration.
  • collaborate with colleagues to make connection to current goals.
  • gain access to resources for creating mandalas alongside children.

YA Connections

  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Creating; Anchor Standard 1: Conceptualizing & Generating Ideas
  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Responding; Anchor Standard 7: Perceiving and Analyzing Products
  • Social Emotional Learning

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders

  • Standard 4: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Price & Info

Price

Workshop Cost per Day: $375

Travel Fee: $75 per day (virtual programs are not charged for travel)

Information

Program Length: 90 minute session

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 3

Appropriate For Grade(s): Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Theme

Theme

Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

21st-Century Skills

SEL: Social Emotional Learning

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