Saturday, October 9, 2021
10 AM – 12 PM
$55/$45 early registration by October 2
zoom or in-person
The popular goddesses today (think Mary) are associated with the patriarchal stereotypes of what females should be: pure, virgin, nurturing, giving, and infinitely giving. However, goddesses have existed and were found all over the world, from Mohenjo-Daro /Harappa, Africa, Celtic belt, at about 2500-1500 BC, to the goddesses known today like Maat from Egypt, Athena Demeter, and Isis from Greece and France, Kaali from India, Ishtaar from Babylonia. They represent all human qualities known to man, positive and negative, generation, destruction, love, sex, knowledge, health, disease, war and peace. The world of goddesses is quite different from the world of “God” where god is good and “Devil” evil. Much like humans, the deities of the goddess era (many are surviving today) had all shades of human character between positive and negative.
In this workshop, we will explore the world of goddesses, followed by a visual imagery exercise allowing you to explore your inner goddess, and then create symbols and a painting to best represent her. You will get a peek into how to use symbols to weave a visual story that is meaningful to you and the viewer. We will discover artistic skill as a visual language that anyone can learn to create “art that touches hearts.” No previous artistic or meditation experience necessary. Art materials will be available for students who attend in person. If you are attending on zoom, please have art materials of your choice, such as a small canvas, paints, brushes, paper, colored pencils, etc.
Sujata Tibrewala is a self-taught artist who in 2009 gave up her electrical engineering career for her first love, art, and now uses her knowledge of science to spread art and issues close to her heart. Born in India, Sujata had successful solo exhibits and conducted many art workshops,some of which resulted in student exhibitions. Sujata moved to the U.S. in 2010 and currently resides in San Jose, CA. Her works are on display at many galleries including Regional Commission of Arts, St Louis and Marine Foundation, California. Her noted exhibitions include Life Force Arts Ensemble, Chicago IL; Gateway gallery, St Louis MO; Lalit Kala Academy; and Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India. Sujata is an artist member of many artistic organizations including the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, and Art Concoctions. Starting from her school days, Sujata won many awards, and her art has received rave reviews in leading print and electronic media of India and USA.
October 9, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Zoom or in Person
Venue Website: lifeforcearts.org
All of our events may be attended online through Zoom or in person at Life Force Arts Center 1609 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL.
Once you have registered, you will need to let us know if you are planning on attending through zoom or in person so that we can provide you with the link to your class.