Anyone and everyone can make a mandala. It is fun!   

Absolutely no prior art experience is required FOR OUR WORKSHOPS. Scroll down for detailS:-)


Create and explore the magical art of mandalas in a fun and nurturing workshop making your own 45cm diameter mandala in rich, vibrant colour in a day! We supply and use Jo Sonja Acrylics, and other high quality art products. Groups are small with lots of individual attention, support and guidance. Even if you do not have a creative bone in your body you can do this. I guarantee it.

 What if your body is contained in your soul?  Making mandalas  at an art retreat

What if your body is contained in your soul? Making mandalas at an art retreat


DATES 2018

  • Sunday March 18
  • Sunday April 22
  • Sunday May 20
  • Saturday June 16 (FYG city)
  • Sunday August 12
  • Sunday September 9
  • Sunday October 14
  • Sunday November 18

TIME: 9am - 5pm

VENUE: 33 Fairholm Grove, Camberwell

WHAT TO BRING: Your creative self and an old shirt or apron to protect your clothes. Please bring a lunch to share as this adds to the occasion.

BOOK & PAY :  $185

*BONUS: Karen offers an individual interpretation of each Mandala in these workshops only.

*Loyalty discount of $30 to those coming to further classes

CONTACT:  E-mail

We invite you to experience some 'Mandala Magic' because we see that within everyone is a creative being just waiting to express itself. Have fun!


Students need to complete a one-day-wonder to qualify for classes at the Upwey studio.

Numbers strictly limited to 6 per class. Bookings essential

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS    7pm to 9 pm                                    

DATE: April 4 - 25 (4 week block)

BOOK & PAY  $140 includes materials. 

CONTACT:  E-mail
Phone (03) 9754 4811 leave message


THURSDAY MORNINGS  9. 30 am 12.30 pm                                                           

DATE: April 5 - 26 (4 weeks x 3 hour sessions)     

BOOK & PAY  $180 includes materials.                   

CONTACT:  E-mail
Phone (03) 9754 4811 leave message


Be inspired to create amazing andmeaningful art at 33 Fairholm Grove, Camberwell

FRIDAY MORNINGS 9.30 – 12.30

DATE: February 9 - March 23 (7 weeks)

INVESTMENT: $300( includes all materials)

BOOK and PAY - PHONE 9882 2611 Camberwell Community Center

Please note that there is an additional joining fee $10 for the Community Center.


DATE: February 9 - March 23 

INVESTMENT: $223 (7 weeks) includes materials

BOOK and PAY - PHONE9882 2611 Camberwell Community Center

Please note that there is an additional joining fee $10 for the Community Center.


DATE: April 8

TIME 9.30 - 12.30

VENUE: Rosebud pier – meeting point

COST: $58

A spiraling pathway of self-discovery the labyrinth is a type of Mandala and a metaphor for life’s journey. It is a beautiful form of connecting us with the earth and reuniting us with our environment.

Learn about labyrinths and make one with Karen & Gary who have walked many labyrinths. The path is not about going forward or getting to the end, but about the journey itself. Walk to un-clutter the mind, bring clarity to a situation, solve a problem or just to relax and unwind and enjoy the process.

·       Bring $5 for morning tea purchased in local café on the beach.

·       Pen and exercise book


DATE: Saturday & Sunday May 26 & 27.

TIME:  9.30 am – 4.30 pm

VENUE:  Upwey, Victoria - further details on application.

It is my wish that Mandalas and creativity be a widely used tool that is respected and valued as a medium for self-expression, exploration and well being for individuals and communities.

SO I have designed this two day workshop sharing 20 years of personal working experience with mandala art, to train others to spread the magic.  We give you the skills and knowledge to plan and present interactive and effective mandala art sessions. From analyzing client needs to structuring, delivering and designing engaging workshops, every step of the process is covered.

There is plenty of class time dedicated to skills practice where you will be ‘doing’ as well as listening, discussing and learning . You will actually experience what it is like to explore and express, interpret and discover what creative expression offers so that you can impart that to others. 

We cover your questions on -

  • How can I create my own course and vision with mandalas?
  • What are my creative and people skills and how  do I share them?
  • Are there methods to facilitate and present a successful mandala workshop?
  • How can I identify and understand participants’ needs?
  • How do I create an active, engaging and fun learning environment ?
  • Do I have to be an artist to make mandalas?
  • How could I manage challenging participants  and class situations
  • What materials do need?  
  • What is the business side of running art workshops such as insurance, bookings, fees?
  • Do I need a business plan?                                                                                                                                                                             

And more ...

To support this course, I have written a very comprehensive large manual giving you a reference to material and content for running your own successful mandala art workshops.

Bookings essential. $500 deposit required.

BOOK & PAY   $1500

Inquiry or booking
or leave message on Phone 9754 4811

Written by one group - 'Mandala Masters' are dedicated to the sharing of the ancient art and knowledge of mandala making; the magic that this unique process has to offer....They know that in being creative we find our potential, awaken our inner self and discover our personal power.


DATE: Wednesday May 30 2018
TIME: 6.30 pm – 9.30pm
BOOK & PAY $65 per person (Small group only)

VENUE: Upwey - address on booking                                                                                                                         


The Sri yantra known as the mother of all Yantras is said to represent Man's spiritual journey from material existence to ultimate enlightenment. Every step is an ascent to the center, a movement beyond one's limited existence, and every level brings one nearer to the goal. 

In this simple yet powerful workshop combine art with ancient patterns to relax, focus and become mindful. Connect with your journey allowing color to speak and express different emotions and messages within the framework of the Yantra a  differnt form of mandala. 

Karen will give detailed individual interpretation on each Yantra.
No art experience required.
Materials and handouts included.


DATES: Saturday 30 June

VENUE: Camberwell Community Center, 33 Fairholm Grove Camberwelll

TIME: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

$158 includes a comprehensive manual & experiential learning

EFT is Energy Psychology based on ancient principles of acupuncture and modern affirmations. Like the mandala it links together our emotional, intellectual and physical qualities allowing us to work as a whole integrated being.
Learn this simple but deeply effective method to find balance and peace in your life. 
This experiential workshop equips you with a valuable tool to relieve pain - both emotional and physical. Use this technique  to alleviate fears and phobias, reduce anxiety and address addictions. EFT can alleviate negative emotional patterns and unresolved trauma.

Less stress emotionally and physically and improved self- confidence make this a very worthwhile workshop.


Be innovative. Take a creative approach to enhance, improve and make a healthier work environment. Karen will design and facilitate art based workshops to suit the requirements of your business and your staff.

Karen has worked creatively in various corporations and businesses providing personal and professional development programs for the promotion of well being, relaxation, team bonding, conflict resolution, and integration.

Everyone benefits from a healthy work environment.

or leave message on Phone 9754 4811

REFUND POLICY refunds on workshop bookings are not available, however if you cannot attend the class you are more than welcome to send someone in your place.

Mandala making is all about the process and not the finished article.

 Children making a 'harmony mandala'.

Children making a 'harmony mandala'.

Mandalas can be created to celebrate a special event. Working together brings about connection on many different levels.

Every image, line and colour is a symbol relevant to the journey that each mandala represents.




Individual, unique - mandalas tell our own story in a visual form.

Mandalas in the work place create links between people, ideas and attitudes. It is a creative approach that brings about unity.

Trees are universal symbols of connection.Connection to each other, to life, to the earth to the heavenly realms. We are cyclic creatures living in a cyclic world and the tree signifies the cycles of existence.

Mandalas depict our unique way of expressing what we know deep within. They represent connection and wholeness and how within that we are our own person.

 Emotional freedom acupressure points to relieve the body and mind of traumas, negative emotioanl states, fears, phobias and more.

Emotional freedom acupressure points to relieve the body and mind of traumas, negative emotioanl states, fears, phobias and more.

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
Albert Einstein, The World As I See It