It's no secret that we love intricate patterns here at the Islamic Museum of Australia.

With its origins in Eastern religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and others, mandala art is a map of the universe. In Islam, mandalas combine geometric arrangements and cultural motifs to symbolise connections with Allah (God).

In this beginner-friendly art workshop, participants will create their own mandala painting in a mindful practice of self-expression.

Learn the basics of drawing mandalas and the tools required, discover different types of mandalas, and explore examples of mandalas in Islamic art.

All participants will get to take their beautiful mandala painting home.

About the Facilitator

Hanan is a young artist who recently moved to Australia from Lebanon. She creates mandalas on paper, books and mugs. Hanan believes in the therapeutic and meditative powers of mandala-making. Follow her on Instagram.

Our 2023 Autumn School Holiday Program is supported by:


Terms and Conditions
  1. A minimum of 14 bookings are required for this workshop to run.
  2. In the unlikely event that we cancel the workshop, you will be notified by email with at least 48 hours notice. We will also fully refund you after we receive your completed Refund Request Form.
  3. Cancellations made by participants within 72 hours or no-shows on the day are non-refundable.
Note: Parents/guardians do not need to purchase a ticket if they are accompanying a participant to the workshop. However, parents/guardians will need to purchase an admission ticket from reception on the day if they wish to explore the Museum.

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