ASHEBORO — Come chill, relax, breathe deep and renew while you also create in the Randolph Arts Guild’s Arts Guild’s Mandala Zen Garden Rocks.

Rock therapy is not only relaxing, but also satisfying. Participants will learn where this art originated from and how to create our own mandala for gardens, homes and stone markers. Also offered will be a tea sampling from Carriage House Tea to sip while you relax and paint.

All materials will be provided, but if you have a smooth rock that is 4-6 inches wide, you are more than welcome to bring that.

The class, for ages 15 and up, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost of class is $35 for members or $40 for non-members. Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 12.

Instructor Janice Brahms-Butler is the former president and executive director of LinkAbility, a non-profit organization located in Durham. She created programming for students and senior citizens in the community. The programs focused on recycling, reusing and reducing.

While she has service at her core, Brahms-Butler is also an artist. She has taught art at CC Spaulding Elementary School for one year; the school did not have funding for supplies, so she created a Recycled Supplies Art Program. This year she moved to Asheboro. She and her husband wanted to focus on homesteading and their arts.

Brahms-Butler works in many mediums, including glass fusion, mosaics, jewelry, fiber art, painting, recycling and crating all the way, every day. She has had art juried by the Nasher Museum in Durham. She lives on the homestead with her husband Nate and their two labradoodles.

To register, call the program director at 336-629-0399, ext. 22, or come by the Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. For more information about this class or others, visit or Facebook.