Create your own meditative mandala and bring your
favorite MOM for Mother's Day, with Katy McManus.
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 1:00pm-8:00pm
-Join us in an exercise making beautiful meditative mandalas to strengthen your mind and center your spirit. Bring your favorite Mom and create something beautiful while taking advantage of our Mother's Day Special!
Artistry Approach is located on Meros Technis at
903 Bull Creek Road
Tarentum, PA 15084
Gain an understanding of sacred geometry with the ancient practice of creating mandalas and create your own art! Katy covers everything from the simple mathematics to the hidden meanings and abstract forms contained within mandalas. You'll have fun and be creating your own fine art in minutes.
Learn how to layout and assemble 1 symmetrical traditional mandala and 1 a-symmetrical mandala. You will be given several items: 1 Architecture Timely Circle Stencil, 1 Titanium Montana refillable paint marker, 1 Van Dyke Brown Montana refillable paint marker, & 2 pre-stretched/primed/painted colored 8x10 canvases. All of these tools are YOURS TO KEEP so you can continue your new meditative practices ANYWHERE!
During this class, Katy will introduce you to the meditative practices found in observing geometric artwork and mandalas. You will also learn Katy's method of self expression and discovery via this creative and ancient style. "As every person has their own voice, each individual also has their own art style. I am so excited to see the different ways the students express themselves with the mandalas," Katy McManus.
Katy's experience is grounded in independent art studies and personal spiritual beliefs via Inn Saei. The mandalas she creates are both art and meditative tools. Creating mandalas may seem intimidating until you learn her simple unique approach.
If you create art regularly or have never even drawn a stick figure, you are afforded countless opportunities to express yourself and get centered spiritually for a completely meditative art experience that ANYONE can do!
I have been working since I was 9 when my Grandmother said I was tall enough to reach the counter at her Custard Stand. Painting abstract mixed media pieces has been a passion of mine since 1991. After college I stopped creating art and I did not find inspiration again until 2014. While locked in a corporate job, that I had an aptitude for but did not love, a family friend introduced me to a painting technique that once again ignited my passion for art. The ideas just started pouring out, at 34 I changed everything I was doing; I began managing a Tattoo and Art Gallery & I quickly began learning everything I could again about love, life, and art. In rediscovering my love for the world of art I found that I became calmer and more intuitive, and closer to my main goal of fully embracing Inn Saei. Two years later, I began Artistry Approach to inspire others to use their imaginations to their fullest potential too. Thank you for exploring my artistic journey, K
I don't have a specific style & I'm always trying new things. I mainly paint with acrylics & oils on canvas and create mandalas. I also enjoy making frames in my studio at Meros Technis, the property where Artistry Approach is located. My favorite and most inspirational artists are Leonardo Da Vinci, Mark Ryden, Katia Honour, Aloria Weaver, Morgan Mandala, Sergio Barrale, Randall Roberts, David Weaver, Martin Bridge, Chad Parker, Carl Bridge, Lucas Hong-Jie Zhao, Chris Bohlin, & Adam Psybe including the entire crew at Apex Collective...just to name a few.
Life & Art
My advice to anyone seeking a career in art is to save your money on art school & think outside the box. You can attend workshops & surround yourself with like-minded people who will inspire & challenge you to do your best outside of a standard curriculum. I applaud anyone with the time & means to attend art school, however I have opened Artistry Approach to assist people like me with the passion & motivation to learn but not the money or months to spend in a traditional classroom. Reaching your maximum potential, I am learning, does not always include the most conventional avenues.
When I'm not making art you can find me playing with my dogs, reading in my hammock down by the creek, gardening, hiking, driving golf balls, surfing Netflix, baking, building a campfire, or riding my bike through the trails of Meros Technis, near Pittsburgh PA. When it rains I'll spend the whole day watching movies & baking with friends or reading in my library.
If you ever want to attend a workshop or need a commissioned painting please feel free to contract me directly.
Thank you for supporting my artistic journey.
1:00pm – Class begins
3:00pm – 20 minute break
5:00pm – Dinner – Meals are not provided during this course
6:00pm – Begin finalizing projects
7:00pm – Individual presentations
8:00pm – Teaching portion of the event ends. Students are free to hang with Katy talking, creating, taking pictures etc. & exploring the 95 acres property, Meros Technis.
9:00pm – Artistry Approach closes
*SKILL LEVEL: you create art...