Mindfulness is a process where we learn to be present non-judgementally in our self and to the different aspects of the self such as the mind or the body. It allows us to observe ourselves, and pay close attention to what we need and want at the moment. The process helps us disengage from our subconscious programming where our response is automated and instead becomes aware of our moments thereby making our experiences all the more rich.
What does mindfulness have to do with art?
Art is our expression in the moments of pause between the preoccupations, worries, frustrations, and weary of the mind. Art is one of the best activities to transcend time, to quiet the mind, and put is in touch with the present moment. It is the direct expression of our Self.
What we'll do: Discover and practice mindfulness in its simplest form and through various activities such as freewriting, and through watercolors. Well, learn a few basic techniques of loose watercolors to create one floral and one landscape.
Age limit - 18 & Above.
About the facilitator: Surekha Sundaram teaches French and has been practicing art in various mediums for the past two years. She recently organized an Indian art exhibition in Paris. She is exploring mindfulness techniques through art to promote holistic well-being.