Deck of textures workshop ran from Friday till Sunday (September 23-25, 2022) in the Asilomar Conference Grounds - which is located in the California State Park. Uma Kelkar, Suhita Shirodkar, and I ran three parts of the workshop consecutively. Everything was included - from inspirational surroundings to lodging, to food, all the materials, and an amazing glass room where we worked and which we filled with our artworks to the point that it became our home by Sunday afternoon.
We drew with music, we drew from life, we created lots of textures and patterns with inks and all sorts of drawing tools. We did some experimental printmaking and collage, worked individually and collaboratively, but most of all, we tried to let go of the expectations of particular results and enjoy the process.
I relished working side by side with my unstoppable co-teachers and such an enthusiastic crew of participants. Their discipline of sticking to doing hard things of trying new approaches and innovations which they showed during our work together inspired me immensely.
In the photos below you will see some glimpses of how things went. And we are already planning a revised version of this workshop for 2023 - if interested - drop me a line!