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Mandala Workshop - September 8

Mandala Workshop - September 8

Regular price $60

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 paint, markers, and canvas. I will be going 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! 

No drawing or painting experience is required. Share this link with your friends and make a happy hour out of it! Shop Nithya's digital art and notebooks in person too! As part of our new crafts that care initiative, we're be donating 10% of tickets and in-studio mydecorify product purchases to a local cause chosen by Nithya - read more about Apna Ghar below.

Thursday, September 8 - 7-9pm at Indigo & Violet Studio - 1411 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL

What's included:
  • 12 x 12" canvas
  • colorful array of markers and paint pens to create your art
  • paint to customize the background color of your mandala
  • mandala inspiration, hands-on instruction, and all materials will be provided
  • BYOB beer, wine, or snacks are welcome
  • donation to Apna Ghar - a human rights organization working to end gender violence with a focus on immigrant, refugee, and marginalized communities
Safety protocols:
  • We will follow local safety mandates at the time of the event - masks recommended but 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

Meet Nithya and mydecorify:

Hi! I'm Nithya, a digital artist, and business owner, and I am so excited to be bringing my passion for art to all of you through these workshops! I have been painting since a very young age and I also enjoyed DIY crafts like jewelry-making and mod-podge collages. I continued painting through high school and college and even took a few art classes to keep practicing and learn new mediums. I then began creating digital art during the pandemic and naturally gravitated towards South Asian fashion and incorporated Mandalas, traditional South Asian dresses, and henna designs into my art pieces. 

Through that journey, I discovered my passion for crafts and DIY and saw a gap in the creative world between scrolling on Pinterest and going to craft stores to actually buy the supplies. Oftentimes a lot of those surplus supplies would get wasted after one project so my curated DIY kits include the right amount of supplies and nothing more. After creating some initial DIY kits for my site, I added my digital art to my shop as prints, stickers, and notebooks and it's been amazing being able to showcase my culture alongside the other products. I can't wait to expand and add more DIY kits and continue to grow and make more art.
    By registering for any event at indigo & violet studio you acknowledge that you have read and agree to our BYOB Disclaimer and the terms of service located here.
    Mandala Workshop - September 8