E10 The One with the Mandala

Why not make a mandala AND a stew with the same ingredients?

This clip, featuring mural artist Anne Langdon and crochet artist Phil Ferguson, helps art students explore the use of mixed media to create form and shape. Students also learn about mandalas as pattern and as philosophy, exploring radial symmetry, as well as impermanence and practising non-attachment (a good one for sparking a conversation around art as mindfulness/meditation). Phil Ferguson (aka: @ChiliPhilly) teaches students that you can learn any skill you set your mind to by watching videos and doing your own research.

Lesson Plans

For Teachers

Free Australian Curriculum-aligned lesson plans, springboards and activities for Yr 3-6.

E10 The One with the Mandala

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Veg Heads
3 4
The Arts
ACAVAM110
Mandalas
3 4 5 6
Mathematics The Arts
ACMMG066 ACAVAM110 ACAVAM111 ACAVAM114 ACAVAM116
Transcript The One with the Mandala
3 4 5 6
Mathematics The Arts
ACMMG066 ACAVAM110 ACAVAM111 ACAVAM114 ACAVAM116
E10 The One with the Mandala
Veg Heads
Yr Level
3 4
Learning Area
The Arts
Curriculum Code
ACAVAM110
Mandalas
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Mathematics The Arts
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACAVAM110 ACAVAM111 ACAVAM114 ACAVAM116
Transcript The One with the Mandala
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Mathematics The Arts
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACAVAM110 ACAVAM111 ACAVAM114 ACAVAM116

Factastical #6

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake. The word okonomi means “how you like” and yaki means “grill”. So really it’s “grilled how you like”.