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Mandala Art as a Healing Practice with Dr. Sharon Cook

October 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Forge for a special in-person arts session led by Dr. Sharon Cook. Sharon was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, which returned as metastatic in 2018. Throughout her cancer journey, Sharon has turned to artistic pursuits for coping and healing. During this two-hour session, Sharon will teach participants about Mandala philosophy and techniques and lead us in the creation of our own works for art.

Sharon will blend teachings from Mandalas and Zentangle, another meditative arts practice typically done with a black pen on white paper. In this workshop, participants will work on colorful creations on black sheets of paper (inspired by the registration photo above). This workshop will build on techniques learned in our August workshop, but if you are new to mandalas, you are welcome to join this October class!

We will begin at 2:00pm with a sweet snack and light refreshments before learning about and creating Mandalas with Sharon. Please join us for an afternoon of making art and joining in community with one another.

About the materials: Forge will provide all materials for in-person participants.

***This event is free and requires registration***

If you are able to donate any amount to contribute to Forge’s continued efforts to support our local breast cancer community, we greatly appreciate it. Donations can be made on the Forge website: https://forgeon.org/donate

About Forge’s programs:

At Forge, the core of our mission is to offer support, knowledge, strength, and direction for Alabamians impacted by breast cancer. In an effort to continue to safeguard the health of our community and team, Forge is offering virtual learning opportunities that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home, and for any in-person programs we may schedule, we will practice CDC-recommended safety measures to keep our community healthy.

As always, if you have any questions, need resources, or a listening ear, please feel free to communicate with us via the Forge Facebook page, by emailing [email protected], or by calling us at 1-205-838-6159. By registering to attend programs with Forge, you agree to receive further correspondence from us, such as program emails and event reminders.


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1321 19th St. South
Birmingham,AL35205United States
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