The 2013 “Canvasas for Cambodia” Finished Mandala Paintings: A Huge Thank you to the Community for your Support!

After 48 hours of brush strokes completed by Naropa faculty, students, friends, donors, and the greater community, the final incarnations of the Mandalas are here to stay.  Through generous support from our community, we have reached $21,988, which will send the 2014 art therapy team to Cambodia.  Through this service-learning project, we will be working with our partner organizations primarily serving women and children who have been sex-trafficked.  This is an opportunity for us to share trauma-informed art therapy practices to an under-served population in Cambodia while learning about this beautiful culture.  A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us in turning this dream in to a reality!   We appreciate each and every one of you so much.

Please take a moment to see the final Mandalas created by each team and come to the Paramita Campus at Naropa to see these gorgeous 7’X7′ paintings that are infused with layers of creative expression from all of our painters!

The Helping Hands:


The Sunbeams:


The Creative Crusaders:


Also, any donation is accepted!    Thank you all so very much for your continued support for NCAS-I and those who help make this trip happen each year.  We are grateful.

Paintings via the 2014 Team’s and all involved!

Compiled by Aiya Staller

Photos courtesy of Sue Wallingford.