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INSTRUCTORS INSIGHT: Robin Bott (Mandal Art)

Mandala Art / Ages 6 and Up

Mandala art has been created for thousands of years by people from all around the world. The word Mandala comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. Mandala means “circle.” The circle is seen as a magical form, without beginning or end.

The materials needed for this project include coffee filters, markers, and water in a spray bottle.

Step 1: Fold coffee filter in eighths.

Step 2: Spray with water and saturate coffee filter on both sides.

Step 3: Draw a design with markers, flip over and trace the same design on the other side.

Step 4: Open and reveal!

Students will learn about line, shape, color and repeat pattern in this project.

Robin Bott’s true passion is creating art and helping others to express themselves creatively through art. In addition to her painting practice, Robin has created some very large pieces of art including a giant puppet for the East Village Arts District Halloween Party and a ten-foot-tall mosaic guitar tribute to “The Doors,” created for the Sunset Boulevard “Gibson Guitar Town” event in 2010. Her guitar was chosen to sit atop the world-famous Whisky a Go Go for a year until the 25 Guitar Town guitars were auctioned for a children’s charity at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. Robin’s guitar earned the highest bid. Below, That One Place, ink on Yupo paper, by Robin Bott.