for ISKCON News on July 8, 2010
Between September 13th and 22nd in New Vrindavan, there will be a ten day art seminar taught by veteran ISKCON-BBT artists, Dhriti Dasi and Ram Dasa Abhirama Das.
“The people today are fascinated by so much of the glimmering so-called beauty of the external energy, and there is necessity of seeing beautiful pictures of Krishna and His devotees and His pastimes, in order to attract them to the spiritual process. So this is a great service, and there is an urgent need for such paintings." (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Dhriti Dasi and Ram Dasa Abhirama Das are disciples of Srila Prabhupada with over 35 years experience in painting Krishna Art. They have worked directly on Srila Prabhupada’s book, learning his desire for devotional art paintings and wish to share that with other devotees. This seminar is intended to help aspiring artists learn the basics of drawing and painting with figures and landscapes and be able to utilize it for transcendental paintings.
The application for the seminar is now open. Attendees should have the basic drawing and painting skills and experience. Everyone will have their own painting project that they will develop, with the assistance of Ram Das and Dhrti. They offer in-depth stories of BBT art production, sharing and discussing Srila Prabhupada's view on Krishna art, which is enlivening and informative.
The atmosphere will be free from city lights and distractions in the scenic setting of New Vrindaban, nestled in the Appalachian foothills. Highlights of the Seminar includes the most auspicious occasion of Srimate Radharani’s Appearance Day, celebrated in a uniquely interactive festive mood. In addition, the Appearance Days of Sri Vamana Dev and Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur along with the Acceptance of Sannyas by Srila Prabhuapda will be observed. These occasions will bless your efforts with surcharged spiritual energy. You can expect delicious organic based prasadam coming from certified gardens and fresh pure milk from Radha Vrindaban Chandra’s protected cows.
For more information and application please call (1) 304-845-9591 for details and ask for Malati dasi firstname.lastname@example.org