The art of Mandalas and Doodles

A line is a dot that went for a walk – Paul Klee

A gift to yourself!

Sign in for these holiday week in 2023:
Saturday august 19 – 26, 2023

You have probably already seen them: beautiful mandalas. Making a mandala (Sanskrit for circle) is originally a meditation technique. While making a mandala you will experience peace, you will be in the here and now and you will feel openness and connection with nature. Discover the most beautiful places in the woodlands and garden of La Forêt Souriante and make your mandalas undisturbed in nature. This holiday week can be your gift to yourself or your gift to each other.

Nowadays, mandalas are no longer made exclusively for meditation. Mandalas can also be made as ‘just’ beautiful works of art. During this holiday week you can discover your own mandala style. You can make mandalas on paper, on stone, on a tree slice or other materials. You can make mandalas with ink, fineliner, pencil, pastel, ecoline or watercolor.

There is always a place to be found at La Forêt Souriante
where it is pleasantly cool, even during hot summers.

Doodling is a form of drawing that has many similarities with making mandalas. A wonderful activity, which, in addition to relaxation, can also yield many beautiful things. Be amazed by the endless possibilities for designing and making mandalas and doodles. It will be a week in total relaxation with inspiring morning lessons in mandala and doodle techniques, delicious vegetarian meals, special extra activities, tranquility, space and comfort for everyone.

The group is small (minimum 4, maximum 8). During a holiday week at Atelier Souriant, we offer you 3 special afternoon experiences in addition to the morning lessons: go on a walk in the beautiful nature around La Forêt Souriante, take a trip to a nice swimming spot at the river, a plus beaux village or an abbey, follow a yoga session in the forest or make a stylish macramé home decoration. The extra experiences are tailored as much as possible to the wishes of you and your fellow guests. We look forward to meeting you!

Making doodles and mandalas is one.
great discovery tour of materials,.

There is still so much beauty to be made! Why not create these in beatiful nature?