Tag Archives: Mandala

DIY: Tibetan Prayer Flags for a Harmonious Space!

Prayer flags are believed to bring happiness, long life, and prosperity to those who create them.  Let’s make some!  Each color has a special meaning: blue/space, white/air, red/fire, green/water, and yellow/earth. Here’s an image of prayer flags hanging from a Buddhist … Continue reading

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Creating a Sand Mandala at Family Art Labs!

Last Saturday Family Programs held a very special Family Art Lab where we learned all about mandalas and collaborated to created a giant sand mandala.  It was a unique experience for all and I think everyone had a nice take away from the … Continue reading

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Nepali Paper Making at Family Art Labs!

We had yet another sold out Family Art Lab this October and it was such a thrill to share my growing paper making skills with so many families.  We began our workshop by discussing handmade paper making techniques in Nepal – … Continue reading

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Losar Family Day is almost here!

March has arrive and we are preparing for our largest family event of the year, Losar Family Day: Himalayan New Year.  This event takes place this Saturday, March 8th from 12pm-4pm.  Join us in our celebration with a day full of art, … Continue reading

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Print, Print, Print! at Saturday Family Art Labs!

The slow days of summer are quickly dwindling down and I cannot think of a better way to have spent a Saturday afternoon than learning about printing in Family Art Labs!  We examined both relief printing and woodblock printing (common … Continue reading

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Collaborative Sand Mandalas at Family Art Labs!

Nemo who!?  Despite blizzard conditions over the weekend, Family Art Labs was in full swing.  We had a small, yet brave group of families who trudged through the snow to help us begin the celebration of Losar (the Tibetan New … Continue reading

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Urban Mandalas

On March 5, 2011 the Rubin Museum of Art’s Family Day celebrated Himalayan New Year (Losar) with multiple events throughout the building. The Theater was turned into a mandala construction zone with the help of Urban River Arts and sand … Continue reading

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Ghouls, Gourds and Mandalas

This weekend I went to check out the not-so-scary Halloween event Ghouls and Gourds at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.  It was an amazing event with thousands of families making art, listening to music and exploring the Garden (one of my … Continue reading

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