Ojos De Dios: Mexican Mandalas with Tanya Greens
Free, everyone welcome! No need to register, just come!
Ojos De Dios (Eyes of God) are traditional Mexican mandalas woven with yarn of many colors. Mandalas have traditionally been created for celebration, or to bless and protect the home. For time immemorial, mandalas have had powerful, magical significance, harmonizing the body, mind and spirits. This workshop will symbolically draw upon the four natural elements (fire, water, air and earth), which will be woven out from the mandala’s centre.
The Cross-Cultural Craft Program is supported by the Ethnocultural Community Support Program and the Aboriginal Cultural Initiatives Program at the Province of Manitoba, Westwood Collegiate Youth and Philanthropy (The Winnipeg Foundation) and the Assiniboine Credit Union.
Tanya Greens has been passionate about art and craft since learning to crochet with her grandmother as a child. For her, weaving mandalas is active meditation. Since coming to Canada in 2006, she has taught art to children and adults.