express your heart through art
We want to bring ART into the world. Creating art, in any kind of form, is a meditation for us: a mirror of our expression. Sometimes even without a vision we start drawing, painting, sewing, cutting, glue-ing, enjoying the process and the flow of crafting without judgments and expectations. The result is not the goal but the experience itself, as the fruit is for the tree. Through this workshop we want to share our passion and love for ART and to share the joy of self-expression. We hope you’ll go home feeling closer to your inner artist.
We want to welcome everyone. Whoever crosses this magical place, locals, solo travelers, couples, groups, families with kids, van-people. If the last time you did ‘art’ was in primary school or if you craft on a regular basis; you are all welcome. Whoever wants to express him/herself, whoever wants to have a peek inside art and whoever wants to experience the beauty of art.
During the workshop we want to bring ‘random’ people together for an experience. We set Tuesday afternoon for a drop in at the Red Lotus. We like to welcome you after mid-day at the farm. During this afternoon we will meet, have a walk in the surrounding nature, get inspiration and materials and get ready to dive into crafting.
We are here all the time. If another time will fit you better, please contact us.
The Red Lotus, our atelier, is located in Cerca dos Pomares (Circus valley), behind Aljezur, just before the mountains of Monchique. We are building our atelier out of our van on one of the terraces: we love to do art, even more in the nature under the blue sky. For the location, send us an email.
WHAT is on the menu?
Start with a COFFEE/TEA , go out for a WALK IN THE NATURE. Come back to the Red Lotus and start expressing our heART (drawing, macrame, woodwork, painting, writing, lettering, sewing and more). Share a LUNCH/DINNER, with local organic vegetables. Watch SUNSET (sunrise also possible) or play some MUSIC, bring your voice and instrument– if you have one. At the farm we have a guitar, a ukulele, a Native American flute, a bansuri, an harmonica and some percussions.
We provide the materials like strings, beads, shells, hand shaped stones, colors, paint, brushes, magazines, fabric, tools and everything else we could need. We will take care of the food, of course ingredients and kitchen talents are welcome.
As we believe that money is only one of the forms of exchanging energy (read more..) and we can’t look inside your wallet, we came up with the concept ‘Pay as you feel’: there is no set price as we wish you will come, enjoy, discover and pay from your heart for the experience.
We will use the outcome to maintain/invest in our sustainability and to support the local environment. Our current mission, online soon.
‘I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.’– Vincent Van Gogh