Body as Brush is a workshop developed by artist and curator Brittni S. Winkler that she has been teaching for 3 years. It is meant to teach children and adults the concepts of self expression and artistic composition by way of the physical body in a yoga practice and pose. In this workshop there is a 30-40 minute regular yoga practice followed by a painted yoga practice where each student uses two colors of non-toxic acrylic paint on their bodies to create imprints of yoga poses.
It is as if the artist, yogi, and painting become one and the same. Please bring two clean towels, a change of clothes, and open toe shoes for clean up. Everything else is included in the price of the workshop.
Brittni began creating work while enrolled in an MFA Curatorial Studies program at Florida International University. Around this same time, she started to practice yoga. Her creative inspirations of this profound period involved identifying a connection between the creation of space in the physical and mental body while practicing yoga with the creation of space as an artist and curator of art exhibitions. Since then, she’s developed several live performances with yoga and paint titled “Creating Space” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87NzFGACYqE) as well as a workshop called “Body as Brush” in which participants create their own yoga paintings using their bodies. In April, Brittni curated an exhibition at AC Institute in Manhattan titled Barely Perceptible, about how artists respond to the turn of digital worlds, gaming, screens and virtual reality. In the future, she hopes to found a multidisciplinary community space incorporating an art gallery and yoga studio for wellness and healing.
We ask attendees to arrive 15-30 minutes before class to get set up.
As this class is directed towards kids, we ask any children under the age of 8 be accompanied by an adult, during the duration of the event.