Workshop: Make Your Own Mandala Mosaic



Join us for a three-day “Mandala Mosaic” workshop on November 3- 5 from 10am – 4pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. Guest artist and author Mark Brody will bring all the tools and materials for you to complete your own 15” glass mosaic mandala for interior or garden placement. In this class you will learn basic ideas of radial symmetry and use them in your own personalized glass mosaic!

Mandalas are a naturally occurring design that shows growth, connection and wholeness. It is also the perfect format to lay out color, shape and pattern in your next mosaic.Mark will teach basic glass cutting techniques as well as specialized pattern-cutting skills to make this a lasting mosaic that can be placed indoors or out in the garden. Work on a light-weight, weather-resistant board that will be cut in a 15” circle.

A mandala is a multi-cultural design which uses the circle to show the connection of all the pieces. The design uses concentric circles to radiate outward or focus inward, and is a perfect format to learn to mosaic because the design has a natural flow and symmetry to it. Mark will go over the many different methods and materials of mosaic so that you will be able to start your next one on your own.

Class fee is $225 ($200 Volcano Art Center members) plus a $25 materials fee. Class size is limited to 10 people (ages 15 and older).

Bonus! All students will receive a free substrate valued at $25 to create your next mosaic after the class has ended. A variety of sizes from which to choose will be available.

For more information or to register call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222



About Mark Brody

Mark Brody has been teaching for over 15 years up and down the West Coast in San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, has a fine arts degree in sculpture, a certificate in teaching, and is a proud member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA). He is also the author of the how-to mosaic book, Mosaic Garden Projects, which can be purchased during the workshop or online.

For more information on Mark and his art, visit

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