Creating a Coloring Book of Mini Mandalas Step-by-Step

Cross curricular art and mathematics

Combining art and math, participants can create an individual or collaborative small book. A circular format, or Mandala, is drawn of shapes and patterns using a template or freehand. A colored pencil technique of blending with colorless blenders is used to ‘color' the designs. Participants will create a small zig-zag book and these Mandalas will be used for the cover of the book. These images can be shared for the interior. Math inclusion of angles and segments and various geometric shapes will be addressed.

After completing this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn and apply bookmaking techniques
  • Create mandala designs
  • Develop math skills with a focus on angles, radius and diameter
  • Strengthen colored pencil blending skills
  • Participate in a collaborative project (optional)

Your Instructor

Nadine Dresbach
Nadine Dresbach

Nadine Dresbach received her Masters and Undergraduate Degrees in Art Education from Kent State University. She began her teaching career at Canton City Schools and Kent State University in Ohio. In 1995 she was hired by Sax Arts and Crafts as an Art Consultant and Category Sales Manager representing School Specialty at conferences and professional development sessions. Nadine also creates artwork and lesson plans for the company. Her other teaching experiences include instruction and Internship Supervisor for Winthrop University in Rock Hill South Carolina as well as work for the Rock Hill and Union County School Districts and St. Anne Catholic School.

Outside activities include past and current memberships in the Ohio Art Education Association, South Carolina Association, Judging for Scholastic Art Awards, work with the Arts in the Basic Curriculum Project of SC and the National Art Education Association.
Nadine is currently working full time for School Specialty as a Subject Matter Expert in the Art division. She presents a wide variety of Art education workshops throughout the country for Elementary, Middle and High School teachers and Universities for Pre-Service teachers.

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