Explore Art – The Day Dream

Explore Art

EXPLORE ART is back for version 2, running from Friday 13 April to Monday 14 May 2018.

It’s still experimental, it’s still free, but it’s more refined than version 1 – reinforcing stuff we got right, and redoing stuff we didn’t get quite as right. Since this workshop is still in trial mode, it continues to remain open only to participants who have workshopped with Ari before. (Newcomers, don’t be discouraged – this is only to ensure that you have a quality first experience with the Day Dream! 🙂 We hope to smooth out rough edges and open this workshop to the general public by late 2018, but in the meantime please feel free to sign up for any of our other workshops in New Delhi or Melbourne).

Featured above is a glimpse into some of what was created during the first version of Explore Art. Workshop participants explored their creator instincts through whichever medium caught their interest: photographs, drawings, poetry, microfiction, short stories, transient art, concrete, woodwork, blutack, fire, playdoh, Lego, musical composition, stringed instruments, keyboard, video, pumpkins, and more. 

The goal of this workshop is straightfoward: to enable artists to explore and develop their art. Every participant in this workshop comes in with their own ideas, sets their own goals, and works at their own pace to achieve whatever they want to achieve. Ari acts as a designer and facilitator for this workshop, not as an expert or instructor. The workshop relies on every artist’s own interest in developing their art, and requires a minimum weekly commitment of 4-6 hours. When and how participants allocate this time is entirely up to them individually – whether they choose to work on different days of the week, or all at once; whether during the day or in the middle of the night. There is also a strong peer assessment/feedback element to this workshop (included in the 4-6 hour minimum weekly commitment) which requires participants to spend some time interacting with each other’s ideas and creations, and give each other constructive and encouraging feedback.

Further details will be made available soon, but in the meantime please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or comments. If you have a question that may be of interest to all participants, please do ask as soon as you think of it and I will happily update this page to include the answer here 🙂