As part of Herts Arts Student Union event, UH Arts invites you to take a moment to connect with nature and get creative.

Maria Meyer’s workshop invites you to work with collage and pattern to create a ‘nature mandala’. You will use found natural objects collected beforehand. If you wish, you can then make this into a wallpaper for your mobile or computer. The artist will provide examples, materials and guidance for you to create nature mandalas.

This workshop will invite you to connect with the earth through observation. Collecting and photographing is a way of engaging with nature and grounding ourselves in the moment. The photographs can be transformed into more permanent art or desktop wallpaper images.

Timings and booking:

14:00 - 14:45
15:00 - 15:45

Please book directly with the Student Union

Preparation (optional)

Please bring a phone if you want to photograph what you make and create a screen saver or mobile background.

Materials will be provided, but if you wish you can bring your own:

  • Collect some natural materials e.g. sticks, grasses, leaves, feathers, pebbles, seedpods, shells, pine cones and flowers work well. Think about colour and shape.
  • Try to get at least 5-30 duplicates of each item.

After the workshop, you are invited to share what you have made with the hashtag on Instagram #UHArtsMandalas.

Find out more about Maria Meyers residency at UH Arts here: LINK TO INTRO PAGE

Please note we will be working to the Universities guidelines on COVID safety. Guidelines are responsive to the situation, and this may change nearer the date. Please check back here for information nearer the time to see if there are any changes.

About Maria 

Maria Meyer is a multi-disciplinary artist in the final year of the Fine Art MA at The University of Hertfordshire. Meyer's current work draws from the ideas of Cubism and Ready-mades, but is characterised by a contemporary digital aesthetic.

Meyer has and sells work to international collectors online and exhibitions include at Masons Yard Gallery, Mayfair, London (2019), Surface Gallery, Nottingham (2020) and has a solo show in summer 2021 at Broadway Gallery, Letchworth.