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About mandalaartcentre

A girl on a mission of starting a barrier free art studio.

Alive and kicking!

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We have been open for almost a month and it has been a total whirlwind, but its been so much fun!

We have a ton of new classes added to our roster, including a bunch of yoga classes and a theatre class.

Our amazing Yoga teacher, Crystal, has added an adult yoga class on Mondays at 7:30-8:30pm which is filling up quickly! Crystal also has an amazing kids yoga class on Thursdays at 4:00-5:00! Crystal also created a Mum and Tot Class on Thursdays at 2:00-3:00 where mom’s or dad’s can come and bring their baby to the class with them. Child care is not provided by the child is in the room with the parent! So far parents are loving it! Such a great idea!

Kat has recently joined our yoga team and has added a ton of classes to our Saturday schedule in the Lulu Movement Studio! Kat has created a kids yoga class on Saturday mornings at 10:00-11:00! She has also added a class for teens to come and have yoga on Saturdays at 11:30-12:30! As well she has created a Paint a Picture Yoga class that runs on Saturdays at 3:30-4:30 which sounds really interesting and fun!! Kat has also created a Theatre class that will run for 8 weeks starting on May 11th!! Kat loves theatre and is really excited for people of all ages to join this creative class.

Our classes are open to people of all ages and abilities. We can tailor the class to meet the needs of anyone. Our centre is completely wheelchair accessible. For more info on these and other classes, check out our website at http://www.mandalaartcentre.com or email Jade at jade@mandalaartcentre.com!

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How could I forget?

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sitenavlogo-thumb-268xauto-56324Honestly it has been a whirlwind week that Ryan just reminded me that I forgot to mention that I had an interview with the CBC Calgary, The Homestretch with Doug Dirks. How could I possibly forget that…Guess I should not be blogging at 2:30am? Mary Katherine of the show contacted me after she saw our writeup in the Calgary Herald on Thursday. They were so amazing and accommodating! Here is our interview!

http://www.cbc.ca/homestretch/episode/2013/04/11/arts-centre-in-calgarys-northeast/

Thank you so much Mary Katherine and Doug Dirks for giving me such an amazing opportunity! There are some really fantastic people in Calgary! I’m a lucky girl!

 

What an AMAZING week we have had at Mandala Art Centre

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Our week started on Sunday with a visit from the Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi. What an incredible man to take time out of his busy schedule to come to Mandala to see what we are all about. He of course loved that our main colour is purple, one of his favourite colours. He also mentioned that he too lived in the North East and how a centre like ours was very much needed. I was on cloud nine, as I’m sure you can imagine.

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Things didn’t stop there for Mandala Art Centre. On Monday, we filmed a segment and interview for Shaw TV‘s Go Calgary! show, a local show that highlights what’s happening in Calgary. A wonderful friend of mine arranged for some awesome kids to come and to do an art activity with me for the show. We did shaving cream paper marbling. If you have never tried it and have kids, try it, you will love how it always turns out and can be done by anyone of any age. The kids in this activity ranged from 3-10 years of age and they all really loved it. The segment aired on Friday all day! Here is our interview …

We also had a write up in the Calgary Herald on Mandala and what it is that we do.

 

http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/arts+centre+aims+give+northeast+residents+want+they+want/8224928/story.html

We are having our Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday April 14th from 11:00-4:30! Everyone is welcome and we will be having FREE Art Activities, Face Painting, Caricature Drawing, Snacks (including some gluten free ones), Yoga demos and so much more! We are located at Suite 226, 5401 Temple Drive NE! Come on by! We are open to all ages and abilities.

A huge thank you to Mayor Nenshi, Alanna Nolan, Ange B, Stephen Hunt, Tom Babin, Chelsea, Beth and for everyone who made this week so amazing! As always a huge, gigantic thank you to my partner Ryan…he has helped me to make this dream come true.

 

Grand Opening Celebration – Sunday April 14th from 11:00-4:30

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Mandala Art Centre is excited to be having our Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday April 14th from 11:00-4:30. We will be having FREE art activities, face painting, snacks, yoga demos/classes and so much more. Please plan on attending and invite all friends, family and others who would enjoy this kind of event. Our centre is open to people of all ages and abilities! For more information, check out our website at http://www.mandalaartcentre.com

I should also mention that if an event like this could be too overwhelming (which it may be) that I can be contacted to arrange a tour of the Centre on a different day. I would like to keep experiences at Mandala Art Centre positive so please let me know how I can help. Contact me at  jade@mandalaartcentre.com

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 14th!

Metro News Calgary did a story on us today!

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Mandala Art Centre has been open for just over a week and we received a phone call from Metro News Calgary wanting to do a story on our centre and what we were doing. Today we were fortunate to have a write up on us in the Metro News Calgary! Thanks so much Katie Turner for doing such a great job and for helping us to get the word out about our barrier free centre for all ages and abilities!

Click here to read the article~http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/612854/new-calgary-art-centre-caters-to-people-with-disabilities/

We are open for Business!!!

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Over the weekend, we moved into our new space at Suite 226, 5401 Temple Drive NE in Calgary and on Sunday March 17th we had our first party! We had a such a great time and I got a ton of new paintings to decorate my new place!

Our first party...

Our first party…

Everyone painted beautiful works of art for our walls!

Everyone painted beautiful works of art for our walls!

amazing works of art!

amazing works of art!

Fun was had by all...

Fun was had by all…

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My favourite painting of the day... an amazing painting of my dog LuLu...made for me by an 8 year old artist!

My favourite painting of the day… an amazing painting of my dog LuLu…made for me by an 8 year old artist!

 

If you are interested in taking some classes at Mandala Art Centre, please check out our website at http://www.mandalaartcentre.com. Or contact us at jade@mandalaartcentre.com.