Workshops are led by creative professionals who insist on active participation and inspire creative thinking in various forms, such as music, dance, performance, visual art, fashion, food etc. These workshops are organized in New York City, where Art Fast is based. During Navaratri Art Fast participants are encouraged to attend these events to help complement their fasting experiences and engage with other participants. Most of the workshops are open and free to community participation with a focus on exploring one's creativity.
ARTFAST KICKOFF! Participatory Improv Music Performance
WED, SEP 20, 2017 6-8 PM Louise McCagg Gallery in Barnard University 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
A music performance that will be immersive and improvisational. There will be guidance given to the audience to participate in the creative process during the performance. JunYi Chow, a pianist and improv composer, will present his piece, BREATH-TIME-FLOW, a multisensory performance in experiencing the relationship between sound, time and space. Amelia Marzec, a visual and sound artist, will present ALOUETTE 1, a derelict satellite that uses the human voice to create soundscapes and unexpected harmonic relationships.
Tradition Meets Invention: A Sari Fashion Workshop
FRI, SEP 22, 2017 6-8 PM Manhattan Movement Center 248 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023
Learn about the various saree types and experience a hands-on demonstration on how to wear a saree from a traditional style to a modern one. Complement the saree by designing your own contemporary fashion blouse. The workshop will be led by artist and fashion researcher Daria Dorosh and stylist Jay Jaidev.
Art & Spirituality: An Art Workshop
SAT, SEP 30, 2017 2-4.30 PM Gallery MC 549 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
Get inspired to use your inner divine in your creative process in this spiritual-art workshop. Ann Pachner and Jayanthi Moorthy, professional visual artists, will help you meditate and draw from within using simple tools and materials.
Dance & Action Meditation Workshop
WED, OCT 4, 2017 6-8.30 PM SoHo Photo Gallery 15 White St, New York, NY 10013
An evening of festive celebrations and creative sharing marking the last day of Art Fast. It will comprise of: 1. A semi-classical dance performance by Minila Shah 2. Participatory Action Meditation by Shifu Shi Yan Ming, Abbot of the USA Shaolin Temple of New York 3. Presentation of works by participants of Art Fast's 9-day creative challenge 4. Distribution of Prasada (festive food as a religious offering)