Radial Design Mandalas

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A lesson for beginners in radial design. Covers basic symmetry vocabulary. Take some time to define the word mandala and explain where the term comes from as well as the purpose of a mandala.

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Radial Design Mandalas

  1. 1. Radial Design Mandala Ms. Meier
  2. 2. Three Types of Balance• Symmetrical• Asymmetrical• Radial
  3. 3. Radial Balance• Things that are roundly symmetrical• Think about slices of a pie• Each pie slice should look the same
  4. 4. Examples of Radial Balance
  5. 5. Your Assignment• Make a 12 section radial design mandala (mandala is Sanskrit for “circle”) of your choosing• Each “slice” of the mandala must be the same as the next (radially balanced)• You must use at least 5 colors in your design• You will be graded on originality as well as design complexity
  6. 6. Mandala Directions• http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/less ons/middle/Larry-radial.htm

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