Weekend Workshop Near Navi Mumbai
January 6, 2018

Why do we need workshops?

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”
- Pablo Picasso

Contrary to what most people believe, art is not something meant only for artists. Anything you create, any line you draw, everything is art. The main purpose of art is not to create something marvellous for the eyes and ears of the audience, but rather to create something that reflects your inner self, to engage in a process that helps you find yourself.

In the daily 9 to 6, and the noise and pollution of the city, we are constantly running to the hands of time. But how often do we stop and take time out for ourselves? How often do we pause and just breathe for ourselves? It is rightly said that ‘Art in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.’ Art is powerful. And it is this power that we try to project through our events and workshops at Art Village.

Events at the village have always been an adventure of the mind, for all artists and non-artists alike. Just like the people creating it, Art too is diverse. There is no right or wrong way to express yourself. Our past events like Yantra and Mandala, Pottery and Mask Making or even Earth Building have focused on all but one thing, and that is to let a person feel free. Through our workshops and events, we strive to help a person learn, to teach what we know and thereby to assist a person in the art of discovery. Art is quiet connected to a human experience which is why it has always been a part of our living. It is this experience that we work to recreate, each time for every person, so that every individual leaves with a new sense of peace and having understood the world a little better. These are the kind of experiences that makes a person return, back and again for more.

You need to experience it to understand it. After all, as Oscar Wilde says, “Our memory is a diary we all carry with us”, and diaries are meant to be entered in, regularly.