The Magic of Clay

A joyous course smeared/smudged in playful mud where hands will learn to keep up with mind through shaping creativity in clay.   

Join the “Zorba Pottery class” and let ‘The Magic of Clay’ captivate you to creativity in as many shapes as you like. It includes various elements of wheelwork, hand building, preparing the clay-wedging, to centering, pulling, glazing and firing.

Zorba Pottery Class – the only one of its kind in India-plays host to diverse ceramic activities and interactions with a blend of spirituality, both national and international. The programs include residencies, classes and interactive workshops.

  • Regular beginners’ classes includes: a basic two & three-month course, clay preparation, centering, wheel throwing, and hand building.
  • Special summer classes for Children between the month May and July.
  • Visitors and visiting out-station potters can work on a daily basis at the ceramic studio.
  • Firing facilities are available throughout the year.
  • Residencies are organized via Utsav Mandir Foundation Trust.
  • Visitors can walk in to pottery studio and to the premises as well with prior booking.

Benefits and Healing effect of Pottery:

The art of pottery is oftentimes described as therapeutic and relaxing. This thoughtful, artistic activity can open up the mind and relieve you of outside worries:

Increases optimistic outlook: Pottery enables for improvements in flow and spontaneity, provides an outlet for grief, and helps you with self-identification and self-expression, strengthen confidence and self-esteem.

Improve Focus: Pottery allows you to escape the worries of life and shift your focus toward your creation.

Exploring and Experimentation: Pottery helps you to express your creativity, expand who we are and how we connect to ourselves and the environment.

Strengthening Fine Motor Skill: The movement of making pottery is gentle yet strengthening to the hands, wrists, and arms. This can be beneficial to those prone to arthritis in the hands, as it promotes joint movement and dexterity.

Course Details:
Days: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun .
Timings: 11AM – 1PM

Teacher: Neha
Neha is a well known potter based in Delhi. Participated in various group shows, exhibitions and art fairs such as at India habitat Centre, AIFACS, Swiss embassy and many more. She received professional training in high temperature stoneware techniques under Rachna Parasher and in low temperature glazing techniques under Mansimran Singh, Andretta Pottery- Himachal Pradesh. She has also taught Pottery and Clay modeling at Rishi Gurukulam School in Pune. 

 Paint The World

‘Painting is silence of thought and music of sight.’

Painting patiently invites spontaneity.

Let’s unleash creative energy in an outburst of colourful expressions.

Introduce yourself to new materials, techniques, concepts and processes essential to understanding visual arts, through a series of sketches, drawings, paintings and individual expression using acrylics, oils and water colours. The class will explore drawing as an art form for those looking to start drawing for the first time as well as those wishing to improve their existing talents.

What will you learn?

  • Life drawing both from live model and still life installations.
  • Representational drawing.
  • Measuring techniques.
  • Structure, Composition, Line, Tone.
  • Expressive approaches and mixed media use.

Benefits & Growth:

Fosters Creative Growth: Many people put themselves in right-brain or left-brain boxes in their youth, and then identify themselves likewise for the rest of their lives. Painting helps bridge that gap.

Promotes an Optimistic Attitude: Creating beautiful work through painting encourages a more optimistic approach to life. A painter begins by setting goals to further painting skills and become a more advanced artist.

Deepens Aesthetic Appreciation Aptitude: Painting helps people to develop aesthetic vision enabling to comprehensibly appreciate artistic works.

Nurtures Emotional Growth: Artists pour out their emotions through the process of painting. This practice encourages artists to look at their own emotional state and take stock of emotions they may not even realize they have. Releasing emotions through artwork is a cathartic experience for many painters.

Builds Problem-Solving and Motor Skills: The artistic vision evolves during the painting process, building important problem-solving skills. Thinking outside the box becomes second nature to a painter. Motor skills improve when a person picks up painting as a hobby. Dexterously handling a paintbrush increases mobility in the hands and fingers. The fine motor skills that a painter develops eventually become mental shortcuts that the brain implements in everyday life.

Days: Sat & Sun
Timings: 10:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Teacher: Basist Kumar

ArtistBasist is a contemporary artist based in New Delhi. He has studied in India’s foremost universities, completing his Bachelors in Fine Arts from Delhi College of Art and Masters from ShantiNiketan, West Bengal. Basist has completed a Senior Scholar Program in China giving him a major exposure to Chinese contemporary art practice. 

Sublimity is an integral characteristic of his work where it allows the viewer to discover their own imaginative spaces. He likes to create a sense of timelessness, which exudes a pictorial mystery carrying undercurrents of philosophical subject matters. Basist’s spiritual inclination offers a different plane of reality, which is cherished and portrayed through the mystical atmosphere in his creations.  

Contact : Sauvik
Phone : +91 9717469268   
Email : celebrate@zorbathebuddha.org