In these chaotic times it’s nice to have a space of respite to collaborate with other creatives, grow your artistic practice, and experiment with various media. Join us on the scenic San Joaquin River Delta for a 3 day immersion of art classes and workshops, yoga, and meditation.
Classes include Warli art, plein art acrylics, kalamkari, and Mughal miniature art. Workshops include miniature sculpture and drawing intensives. Mornings will begin with early meditation and yoga to prepare us for a day of art intensives. Enjoy delicious nutrient dense vegan meals and walks by the river.
Lead by practicing artists Sujata Tibrewala (Pratibimba.org) and Sabrina Davidson (sabibidavidson.com). Vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinner is provided. Some specified materials are included although we will share a list of supplies weeks before the retreat.
2 Scholarships available for Dorm | Loft Style. Please send a 300 word minimum request for scholarship or discount to Sujata Tibrewala: email@example.com
(You will be notified within one week of your acceptance)
— All participants regardless of vaccination status must submit a negative PCR COVID test within three days before the retreat and agree to stay in our creative bubble for the duration of the weekend. By forming a bubble we can ensure each other's safety. —
We recommend you purchase travel insurance for your trip.
***If you do acquire COVID prior to retreat, you will be sent an online Zoom link to attend, if you have purchased accommodations - your accommodation fees will be refunded to you and you will be charged the day pass fee instead.
Sujata Tibrewala, a self taught artist, was trained as a postgraduate electrical engineer and has been exhibiting her art at various prestigious venues around the world since 2008. She uses her quest of knowledge to research the subjects close to her heart and expresses them through her piercing paintings.
She has had successful solos at venues including University of Illinois, Chicago, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, and Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. Sujata has also served as docent and adult art education advisor at Brooks’s Museum, and her paintings have been published in cover pages of "Broad: A social and feminine justice magazine".
Sujata has won many awards including Lalit Kala India for her work “Sick Mother India” which she used to raise funds for COVID. Her work on Farmers protest was featured at National Museum of American History, Broadway New York. Other publications who has written about her work are: ST Louis Beacon, Alive St Louis, Everything is art, Lakeview Patch North Central Chicago, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Deccan herald, The Pioneer, Punjab Kesari, Bangalore Mirror, and Rajasthan Patrika. Her art reviews and interviews have appeared on DD national, P7 news, BNN, Tv9 and I have a Voice. pratibimba.info
Sabrina Davidson began practicing yoga and meditation as a teenager and continued to study well into her 20s which saw her becoming a board certified hypnotherapist having attained a certificate from Oakland's Center of Hypnotherapy in 2012. She has taught art and meditation to children and adults alike for well over 10 years. A visual artist who graduated from the School of Art & Design at San Diego State University - her work explores the themes of mental and environmental health using the mediums of photography, sculpture, ceramics, illustration, and painting. Visit sabibidavidson.com
Biplab I am an engineer by day job and an astronomy enthusiast at night, with particular interest in astrophotography. Since taking up interest in this intriguing subject roughly one and half year back, I spent many hours in clear nights setting up my telescopes, cameras and other instruments. This is a very 'deep' field, and I am still learning. My goal is to share with you my learnings, as well as mistakes. Hope people joining find some value in it.
A furnished room with two twin beds. Includes bedding and towels.
A furnished room with two sets of bunk beds. Includes bedding and towels.
A space to lay out your own bedding (sleeping bags, mat, etc) This space is shared with three other persons.
Whether you have accommodations or live near by.
Whether you have accommodations or live near by. If you decide to attend for 1 or 2 days.
Enjoy 20% off until March 1st. A family of up to four persons can stay in a room together. If this is too quaint please let organizers know so that we can figure out a way to accommodate you.
On this first day, we will practice Plein air acrylics at the river trail, enjoy a flavorful dinner, and join Biplab for a course in Astro photography.