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Mandala Rock Painting: Healing through the Arts with Sonserae Leese


Like so many people lately, getting back in touch with your creativity and connecting with the community has been something you have missed throughout this pandemic. Many have suffered from isolation, loneliness or have experienced some sort of loss during this extensive lockdown. Whether it be the death of a loved one, a job, or losing that overall sense of purpose.

Scientific evidence has proven that art, music and connecting with others can be extremely healing on both the body and mind. Mandala painting has been a beautiful and colorful art form for thousands of years. Mandalas have been shown in clinical studies to boost the immune system, reduce stress and pain, lower blood pressure, promote sleep and ease depression.

Sonserae Leese is the Executive Director of Sophie’s Dream, a non-profit to help people heal from trauma and PTSD through the Arts. She has also spent over 25 years in the film industry working as an artist on animated films for Walt Disney Studios, Sony, and Nickelodeon. As a person who herself healed from trauma, she not only enjoys teaching the skills of drawing and painting but also is happy to share helpful suggestions on how to avoid getting depressed, feeling stuck, and learning to make positive goals that will be inspiring.
Prices include all the supplies to paint colorful mandala stones…from dot tools, to brushes, patterns, paint, and rocks. You can continue your love of rock painting after class as you can take the supplies home with you. As an added perk- there will be raffle prizes including prints and jewelry by Sonserae Leese. 

Location: Key Courtyard (outdoors)

Ticketed Event: Member $45 | General $55 | Space is limited and advanced reservations are required. Suggested for ages 10 and up. 

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

July 17, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, California 92706
TEL: 714.567.3600

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