Mandala Workshop

MandalasThe mandala (Sanskirt for circle or completion) has a long history and is recognized for its deep spiritual meaning and representation of wholeness. The very nature of creating a mandala is mindful and relaxing. Using the elements in the Zentangle® Method, participants will be able to create their own unique and lovely pieces of artwork. No prior art experience is needed.

Time: Sat. April 8, 10 am to 3:30 pm (includes hot lunch)

Presenter: Cari Camarra, CZT

Fee: $100 includes materials and templates that attendees keep.




About the Presenter:

Cari Camarro

Spa for the Artist’s and Writer’s Soul: Reflect, Relax, and Recharge

Set in the peaceful surroundings of the Mariandale center, the week will be illuminated by a morning writing workshop, time to explore the gardens and fields, time and space for personal writing and art, evening discussions on spirituality and creative endeavor, sunsets over the Hudson, a labyrinth surrounded by trees, and an opportunity to simply rest and reflect in the stillness. Bring journals and writing and art supplies as desired. Relax, Reflect, and Recharge is a week for the self, and an invitation to a week of inspiration.

Time:  Sun., June 11 at 5 pm to Sat., June 17 at 1 pm (after lunch; all meals included)

Presenter:  Magie Dominic

Fee: $500 (All meals included)



About the Presenter

Magie Dominic is a Canadian poet, author, and artist. Her first novel, The Queen of Peace Room, was written at a retreat center, and a second memoir, Street Angel, received the Silver Medal from the Independent Publishers Awards. Magie studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, New School University,
Franklin Furnace, and Open Theatre.

Summer Quilters Retreat: Look Into Your Heart, and Jar Your Memory

All faithful crafters and quilters, both beginners and masters, come search your hearts and reflect on the values, treasures, mementoes you desire to preserve symbolically in a craft or quilt project. Quilters are invited to create a series of rectangular fabric blocks with a cloth jar in the middle, each one containing a symbolic keepsake. Our morning and evening prayer each day will be focused on the title theme. Participants may also enjoy time walking, sitting, or swimming on Mariandale’s beautiful grounds. Please bring your own project materials.

Time: Wed., July 5 at 5 pm to Sunday, July 9 at 11 am (after brunch)

Presenters: Nancy Erts, OP (Prayer Leader); Patricia Werner (Quilting Instructor)

Fee: $425 for Residents; $300 for Commuters. Registration deposit $75, full payment due by June 25



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