Saturday, October 1
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Aurora Town Park, 49 Wells St., Aurora, ON L4G 1S9
Spend Culture Days with the Aurora Cultural Centre during the Farmer’s Market at Town Park with two fun and interactive arts activities!
Try your hand at playing the lap harp, an acoustic handcrafted folk instrument played on the lap, as the name suggests. This compact instrument with Celtic roots can be quickly learned and enjoyed by students of all ages, producing a lovely heavenly sound. In just 20-30 minutes, you will learn the basics to help make a gorgeous collective sound among a group circle. Small drums and shakers will also be available to create back-up sounds that energize and sooth.
Create Your Own Mandala with Vicky Talwar (B.F.A., B.Ed., M.F.A.)
Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means circle. Mandalas have been used by many different cultures and religions to describe the universe – the circle is a symbol for the idea that life is never ending, and everything is connected. A mandala is a decorative picture made up of geometric shapes and patterns, representing something important to the person designing the mandala. In this free workshop, you will be introduced to a brief history of the mandala and encouraged to think about things that are important to you to create your piece. Templates will be provided to help you start your design; the rest is up to your imagination! While supplies last.