Natural Mandalas

There is an astounding amount of symmetry in nature. In this, one of our favourite lessons, pupils will explore radial symmetry to create natural mandalas.

British artist Andy Goldsworthy has spent nearly three decades exploring the raw materials of nature. Shaping them into poetic and mysterious forms, he encourages us to look at our surroundings in new ways.

Goldsworthy often likes to work in isolation in nature, where he can experiment with different materials and develop his ideas alone.

Many of his works are ephemeral – snow melts, leaves blow away in the wind, sand sculptures on the beach are erased by the rising tide.

By teaching this lesson, Natural Mandalas, your class can express themselves with their very own natural mandalas.