Experience the serenity

Published: 18 November, 2011 10:09 IST | Akshata shetty |

This weekend, experience the beauty of nature and art at a community of villas called Serenity, through creative workshops conducted by renowned Indian and international artists

This weekend, experience the beauty of nature and art at a community of villas called Serenity, through creative workshops conducted by renowned Indian and international artists

Nestled 1,200 feet above sea level is Serenity, a community of rustic villas created using environmentally friendly construction techniques and earth friendly materials. La Tim Lifestyle and Resorts has endeavoured to create a microcosm in the hills, where guests can explore their creative instincts and indulge in an artistic enterprise. Avail of the opportunity, this weekend, move away from the hustle-bustle of the city and spend a relaxing time with nature. The break will also give you the opportunity to explore the beauty of art through workshops conducted by Indian and international artists.

Migratory birds by Miryam du Manoir from France

Artists Tomasz Domanski from Poland, Urs Tewllmann from Switzerland, Ryszard Litwiniuk from Canada and Myriam du Manoir from France represent the international talent brought in for this artistic exchange. Every artist has a unique style, which connects with their work of art. Ryszard Litwiniuk creates magnificient artpieces from wood. He believes that every artist joining the initiative is like an ambassador of art and peace. He says, "The artist leaves after completing his project, but his art remains to tell a story."

Recycled by Shilpa Joglekar

Like Ryszard, Indian artist Shilpa Joglekar's project Peace Path is a way of letting people absorb nature at its best. "Peace Path is a ramp like structure created from stones and grass and is 9 feet tall and 12 feet long. Its created in a wavy pattern. People can walk on it and sit on the wavy path to soak in the surroundings. Everything here is art friendly and through the workshops we encourage people to experience the world of art, through their creative ideas," says Shilpa.

Just like Shilpa, artists Prashant Jogdand, Raman Adone will represent the Indian point of view at this exchange. These artists will live and work out of the Serenity site for three weeks during which, they will create projects from locally sourced materials such as bamboo, stone, wood, wires, glass bottles and unearthed soil. We suggest you don't miss this getaway. Enjoy nature at its best and create something cool to show off when you get back to your mundane routine.

On November 19 to December 11
At Mahagoan Village, off Khopoli-Pali Road, Mahagaon Village, District Raigad.

Call 9820110539

Workshops to be conducted
Clay Sculptures
Through clay modelling participants can build sculptures. These sculptures can be created from coil, slab and by pinching method that will be demonstrated by the artists.
Found Object Sculptures
Make sculptures using natural materials like twigs, small branches, pebbles, stones etc. that can be found on site. This will give the participants an opportunity to absorb and be closer to nature. 
Painting Workshop
The artist will give a demonstration of a few simple watercolour techniques that can be used create landscape paintings.
Wood sculpting
The artist will conduct a chain saw demonstration to cut the wood in interesting forms and patterns and the participants can give it a shot too.

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