Mandala-making workshop at the Wellcome Collection

In January I ran a workshop at the Wellcome Collection as part of the Saturday Studio youth programme for 14–19 year olds. The workshop was linked to the Tibet’s Secret Temple exhibition which looked at Tibetan Buddhist yoga and meditation and how they link to physical and mental wellbeing. 

The workshop were run as drop-ins, and the young people who took part all made their own mandala designs based on pattern, shape and colour. On the day of the workshop Tibetan Buddhist monks were finishing a sand mandala as part of the exhibition, so we got to meet the monks and learn about their own approach to mandala making. 

I had an amazing day and was so impressed at all the different ideas people had for their mandalas. See a selection below...