Combining Art Forces with Yayoi Kusama & Mandalas

Our Art Adventures took us to a wedding! Marrying Japanese Artist, Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms with the art of Mandalas in our 6-9 year old classes. CCA built our own reflection rooms to incorporate MATH and ART.
A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms.
What percentage would you need to design, in order to create the illusion of a full circle?
Notice the fact that only 2 surfaces were used, to create the 3rd and 4th illusionary planes which complete the circle!
Check out Washington Sq. Park or Union Square Park in NYC for daily large Mandala sand paintings by artist Joe Mangrum

Mother’s Day Art Terrariums @ CCA

To ALL MOMS NEAR AND FAR, Hope your Sunday was a very special day for you! We celebrated Moms the only way we know how…through love and ART! Our Art Adventures explored nature & art through dot art/ Mandalas and planting their very own Terrariums!
Mandalas are a spiritual/ritual symbol found in multiple cultures and faiths (both past & present) representing the universe. In celebration of all Moms in this universe and in our own circle of life, we created Mandala art or dot art on glass that carried our little succulents and on the stones that fill them. Students then follow step by step instructions to plant and care for their succulents.

Geometric Glass Mother’s Day Mandala Art Terrarium

Geometric Glass Mother’s Day Mandala Art Terrarium (5-7yo)

A special gift to Mom who is truly the center of our little universe. Thank you Moms for encouraging our creative minds!

CLICK HERE to see our Terrariums for all ages!