object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which
makes art inevitable'......Robert
love this quote by Henri, because it sums up in very few words what
our workshops are about.
me explain by putting it into the context of Cittadella, our creative
home up in the sky in the Sibillini mountains of the southern
Appenines in Italy.
Tango of Creativity part one
breakfast we put our bodies and minds into our fresh new space around the
magnificent pool, with Ci Kung or Tai Chi, and we learn how to release ourselves from what we have no need of during the day ahead, and what to give our energy to instead.
a delicious breakfast on the patio, the activity begins. We play with
colour, words, sketching, painting together and always sharing what
we create. Writing Haikus and poetry of any sort and always, always
finding ourselves absorbed in the marvellous realm of creativity.
so the day proceeds and we find that slowly slowly, day by day, our
work finds its own direction. It is an adventure, not just in art and
creativity but also one into the warm nurturing arms of Mother
Nature, up there beneath Monte Vettore, where we feel as protected as
the trees, the animals and the springtime alpine flowers which adorn
our outings like carpets of glory.
further details of this unique weekend click here.
The Tango of Creativity part two
Is for folks who have already taken part one, or who have acquired an affinity with painting, sketching and poetry in their lives.
It is more intense, less studio based and will take us to the mountain passes and to the Gola dell Infernaccio (the throat of hell) and other stunningly enchanting places to work.