Want to learn how Art helps you connect the dots, find patterns where no one else sees them and find creative solutions to tough problems in any walks of life? If this sentence is a surprise to you, you are not alone, and this retreat is just designed for you. You will learn how art unleashes your creativity. which once unleashed will permeate all parts of your life and help re-tap into your genius (as per NASA, all children are born creative geniuses which is killed by modern education system: https://medium.com/@con.../the-end-of-education-94f3a39fe97c)
Please join us online or in-person for a 3-day immersive Art, Yoga, and Vegan food beachfront retreat in scenic Watsonville, Ca. It will be a space to collaborate with people from diverse walks of life in the Bay Area as well as to work on individual and collaborative projects that allow you to hone in on your problem-solving skills in an artistic environment. All of the exercises and activities are designed to help you practice observation and pattern recognition techniques. These extend beyond the retreat and transfer into leadership and relationship-building skills. You will walk away with finished pieces of art that you created and tells the story of your experience.
A mixture of Western and South Asian styles - classes include art therapy, Arti-science Warli art, Plein art acrylics, kalamkari, and Mughal miniature art. Workshops include miniature sculpture, drawing, and experimentation with various other media. Mornings will begin with early meditation and yoga to prepare us for a day of creating.
Lead by practicing artist Sujata Tibrewala (Pratibimba.org), we will include a delicious breakfast, snacks, and potluck vegan dinner. Some specified materials are included although we will share a list of supplies weeks before the retreat. Limited lodging is available. Day passes are $100 to account for a full day of classes, food, and refreshments.
— All participants regardless of vaccination status must submit a negative home 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.
Sujata Tibrewala, artist, and Open Source Technology Strategist at Intel 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
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 5 b Includes bedding and towels.
Whether you have accommodations or live nearby.
For up to 4 people with food and classes. In a shared room with 5 beds. Includes bedding and towels.
Friday 24th June:
1:00 pm - 1:45 - Welcome, Sign-In, at Watsonville
2:00 - 4:30 Explore and Plein Air Acrylics outside (Sujata Tibrewala)
4:30-5:00 - Tea/Coffee Break (Vegan banana Bread/Cookies and Coffee/tea)
5:30-7:00 - Yoga/Meditation (Sujata)
7:00-8:00 - Dinner (Vegan Mexican Nacho Lava, Vegan Tortilla Soup, Banana Bread)
8:00-9:30- Short Destressing Art Therapy Exercises (Sujata)