DIY Mandala Workshop

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Join us for a BYOB Mandala workshop with Nithya of mydecorify at Indigo & Violet Studio!

Mandala means "circle" in Sanskrit and is traditionally a geometric design that represents the universe as a whole and finding the symmetry of the world. Many cultures all over the world create mandalas but given the origin of the word I love incorporating it into my South Asian-inspired artwork.

This class is an easy way to get introduced to the art form and make a detailed decorative piece with marker and canvas. Nithya will go over simple designs that can be used throughout the piece symmetrically and can't wait to see your own ideas that you add in to make it yours! 10% of tickets will be donated to Apna Ghar working to end gender-based violence in Chicago and beyond.

No drawing or painting experience is required. Share this link with your creative friends and make a BYOB happy hour out of it! Shop Nithya's digital art and notebooks in person too!

Safety protocols:

  • We will follow local safety mandates at the time of the event - masks not currently required

  • Up to 14 tickets available - all guests should purchase a ticket to attend

  • Please let us know in the notes of your ticket if a friend or two also signed up - we'll adjust seating and spacing ahead of time

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

- 12 x 12" canvas
- colorful array of markers and paint pens to create your art
- mandala inspiration, hands-on instruction, and all materials will be provided
- BYOB beer, wine, or snacks are welcome

Cancellation Policy

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Leigh is an interior designer turned entrepreneur, workshop teacher, and venue curator. With her design background, Leigh felt that it was imperative to have a brick and mortar space specifically designed for creative and craft events, so she created exactly that in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. As a longtime craft supply enthusiast and savvy shopper, Leigh is always on the hunt for salvaged materials and new project ideas.

Our mission at Indigo & Violet Studio is to empower both novice and experienced crafters to feel confident exploring their creativity and artistic expression in a relaxed studio environment. We work in a variety of mediums - paint, paper, yarn, flowers, and wood to name a few. No matter the project, our goal is for all guests to leave with a new sense of pride along with their beautifully hand-crafted piece.

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