Retreats and Programs


Creating Mandalas Using Inspiration from Nature In Collaboration with Creative Cauldron, Falls Church, VA
November 5, 2020
7:00-8:30 p.m.
With: Margie Jervis, Visual Artist & Designer
Join us for the Mandala Workshop led by artist Margie Jervis from Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA. Discover and create the Mandala form in this guided drawing experience. Margie's teaching approach is based on connecting the building blocks of nature's own pattern design to fundamental visual art concepts. This hands on, no-art­ experience-required class, is a fun and relaxing way to immerse yourself in beautiful nature-inspired design.
Students have enjoyed their new perspective and awareness of nature they carry with them from Margie's classes.
Suggested Materials : Pencils, white paper, Crayola Supertips Markers set of 20, Crayola Colored Pencils set of 24 
Fee: $20.00
Theatrical Designer, Margie Jervis, is the Visual Arts Educator and Resident Scenic, Costume, and Puppet Designer for Creative Cauldron of Falls Church, Virginia, a small but mighty theater. Her work there includes many award winning designs. Other design credits include: Charlottesville Opera, Washington National Opera and costuming with Keira Hart Mendoza of Uprooted Dance.
Margie received her BFA from Rhode Island School  of  Design in 1978 in Sculpture with a specialty in Glass. Her training in theatrical design  and production  was accomplished on the job with  Seattle  Opera.  Her multifaceted art career spans over  40 years.  Her  Fine Art has been exhibited and collected internationally in museums with a significant collection of her work in Glass, in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She received in 2010 and again in 2017 the Strauss Artist Grant Award from the Arts Council of Fairfax County for outstanding professional achievement for her work in design for theater. It is her close connection to the hands on making of art that continues to inform her design process today. Her vision of what could be, becomes a reality though her depth of experience, transforming familiar materials into worlds and characters that capture audiences.