Throughout this workshop participants will tune into their senses, collect natural materials from our surrounds and together create a large mandala. Working intimately with our materials, this workshop will foster community and encourage connection to our natural environment and oneself. Feel free to bring natural treasures from your home to contribute to the project. Participants that would like to are welcome to draw the mandala after completion.
Claire Mosley is an artist, educator, mentor and deep lover of anything wild, who grew up and lives on Wurrundjeri country. As a child, she would be found creating fairy gardens, collecting gum leaves, drawing in the dirt or admiring the wonders of the outdoors. Claire believes the biggest gift you can give any child is inspiring a love of the natural world; encouraging curiosity and instilling care for our earth. Passionate about environmental and sustainability issues, Claire finds joy teaching through nature connection and art. She has worked in primary schools throughout Melbourne and as an outdoor leader at Wollangarra, connecting young people to the mountains. Claire is excited to be living in Melbourne, with wattle in her hair, instilling nature-human connections in our pockets of wilderness.