Creating Mandala: a transformative practice

Join our Caetani & Vernon Community Art Centre’s CeramAiR Artist-in-Residence Ela Mukherjee for a full day mandala workshop.

Making Mandala is a way of creativity, expression and meditation. One does not have to be an artist to create a mandala of one’s own.

The workshop will involve a journey to know about this form of art from the Indian subcontinent, to learn the simple way of making it on paper and finally to translate it on a larger scale on the floor to celebrate life in all its glory.

Bring: drawing paper or a sketch book, pencil and eraser. Also bring compass, ruler, protractor (basically a basic geometry set) as well as coloured pen or pencil set.


Ela Mukherjee is a ceramic artist and art educator based in Delhi, India.

She studied English Literature at Kolkata University before starting to work in clay.

She has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study ceramics in the US and the Charles Wallace India Trust scholarship to do the same in the UK.

She is also a recipient of Junior and Senior fellowships awarded by Department of Culture, Government of India. Ela has participated in various national and international exhibitions and artist residency programs.

Besides practicing art as a freelance artist from her own studio in Delhi, Ela teaches in different art and design colleges as a visiting faculty.

She has done numerous workshops with varying age groups in India and abroad exploring different methods and materials.

She enjoys participating in community based projects especially while working abroad as it opens a window to interact with a larger group of people on various issues.

Where: The Caetani Studio Gallery

Located at the end of the driveway, to the righthand side of the Caetani House.

How to register: online!

**Please only register ONCE**.

If you experience difficulties, call the Caetani office at 250-275-1525.

Registration policy: (please note) registering online does not guarantee a space in the class unless payment is received.

You must fill out the online registration form, and the system will place unpaid registrations on a waitlist, and will move you further down the list as paid registrations are received. 

We use secure Paypal for non-profits or you can choose to be invoiced another way.

You do not need a Paypal account to pay by credit card online, and we can also take credit card payments over the phone. 

Please call the office at 250-275-1525 as soon a possible during our regular office hours if you wish to make an alternate form of payment to ensure your registration.