Let someone else paint the town red this month. Take your palette and set off instead for Serenity, a work-in-progress eco villa community in Mahagaon, 100 kilometres from Pune. Here, artists from around the world will be participating in a three-week Art in Nature residency program starting November 19. On the weekends, you can go up to the green valley and visit, participate in workshops and even stay the night. (S)lumber party!
What the Artists Will Do
Artist and curator Shilpa Joglekar has picked a bunch of artists from around the world - Tomasz Domanski (Poland), Urs Tewllmann (Switzerland), Ryszard Litwiniuk (Canada) Myriam du Manoir (France), Prashant Jogdand and Raman Adone (India) – who will bunk together and build sustainable art works from locally sourced materials like bamboo, stone and soil. These structures will go on to be permanent fixtures at Serenity, green foot prints left behind by the artists and conservation reminders for guests.
What You Will Do
Feeling left out? You can pile on too, for weekend workshops on clay modelling, painting and sculpting taught by abovementioned artists. Meanwhile, they’ll put you up in fun eco-chic tents and feed you locally prepared food. I’ll have one part of art, please.
Getting there: Art camp at Serenity Villas, to book call 9820110539 or visit www.serenityvillas.in, Rs 6,000 for a workshop including one night stay and three meals.