The Joy of Discovering the Nature Around Us
Tutor: Christine Persson
Date and Time: Weekend Workshop 23rd & 24th April 2016, 10am - 6pm
Cost: £160 per person (includes materials & vegan/gluten free lunches & teas)
"Both feet firmly on the ground and the paint brush in heaven” Curt Källman, founder of Vedic Art
This is 2 day intensive, running from 10.00 - 17.00 each day.
We will start with general introductions followed by a thorough overview of the principles of Vedic Art.
As the course progresses, we will work our way through the first level of Vedic Art.
Weather-permitting, there will be a series of 30-minute intervals of meditative walks, which will then be applied once back in studio.
We will be using water-colours, acrylic paints and crayons on paper and canvas.
Basic materials are supplied, but if you have any of your own materials that you enjoy working with, please feel free to bring them.
Vedic Art is rooted in 17 principles of ancient Indian scriptures known as Vedas and it encourages communion with nature in order to channel a highly personal, intuitive and instinctual flow of creativity. There are no prerequisites and anyone can participate.
Vedic Art is not a therapy but it can be deeply therapeutic:
- Express yourself from within
- Go with a “creative flow”
- Create without demand or planning
- Learn to listen to what is in your heart and live in accordance
- Feel more confident about yourself and your capabilities
- Find faith in yourself through acceptance
- Be embraced and inspired by Mother Nature!
About Christine Persson
Born in Österlen in Sweden, attended art schools in Stockholm and Paris, Christine has lived, worked and taught in Tuscany for over 30 years. Since she can remember, painting has been the joyful driving force of her life and her works have been exhibited in Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
About 10 years ago, she came across Vedic Art and started welcoming it into her own experiences as well as within the courses she was teaching. More recently, she has studied and gone on retreat with John P. Milton of “Way of Nature” renown.
Consists of a combination of meditation in nature and in-studio painting sessions, focusing on the inter-play of colour, form, space and rhythm, and with emphasis placed on individual expression.