ART 11/12- 11/13: Mandala Patterns


We will discuss the following:

  1. How to create patterns for mandalas

TAKE NOTES during class discussions. You will submit notes for credit each week. If you are absent, you must watch the Zoom video to get the notes.

If you were absent to any of the meetings this week, go to Google Classroom, where the recorded meetings have been posted under Classwork>Recorded Zoom Meetings.


  • Mandala types for internet searches
    • Traditional
    • Lotus
    • Indian
    • Coloring
    • Indonesian
    • Healing
    • Sand
    • Meditation
    • Buddhist
  • We will create a series of patterns that use the following elements of art:
    • Line
    • Shape
    • Pattern
    • Value
  • Patterns can be made by doing the following
    • Creating concentric shapes
    • Alternating elements
    • Rotating elements
    • Using value (shading)
    • Creating texture through line and shape
    • Varying your line thickness
    • Using the half-step pattern technique

Mandala examples from past students

Steps to making a mandala by hand

Step Two: Design patterns

Gather pattern ideas from online. Create at least 10 intricate pattern ideas. Submit your ideas in Google Classroom under “mandala patterns”

Watch this video that discusses how to create patterns for mandalas:


  1. Create a minimum of 10 mandala pattern ideas on a piece of paper. Collect 4 mandala ideas from the internet. Turn in your ideas and patterns in a Google Slide in Google Classroom in the “mandala pattern” assignment. Due Monday, November 16
  2. Finish creating your circle with 16- 24 divisions and at least two inner circles. Watch the videos linked below for help. past due!

How to create a circle

How to divide a circle into equal parts

How to create a circular grid


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