19-4074 Old Volcano Road Volcano
Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle. This universal symbol is used in many indigenous cultures to represent wholeness, protection, healing, and insight. Mandalas are used as a tool in meditation to enhance focus and intention.
In this class, you will use these concepts along with semi-precious stone, metal, bone, and glass beads to create a bead embroidery mandala that is both beautiful and personally meaningful. The class will cover tools, design, technique, stitches, and material, sourcing making it suitable for beginners and intermediate students.
Join Rona Smith on Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 10am – 4pm at Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. All tools and supplies are included in the supply fee. The cost for the workshop is $60/$55 VAC members, plus a $30 supply fee. Please bring a lunch.
Rona began her journey in bead embroidery in 1995, after years of searching for a way to bring to life the mandalas she envisioned during her meditations. Her art can be found in private collections both domestic and internationally. She is currently represented by Gallery of Great Things in Waimea and Maui Hands in Makawao. Rona lives in the forest of Volcano gathering inspiration from the beauty of nature and the power of myth and story.