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FAQ

Here you can find answers to all your questions about the Vedic Art courses and the other online courses I offer. If you have any questions to which you cannot find the answer here, please feel free to contact me here.

What is Vedic art?

Vedic Art is a method of painting which guides you step by step to paint beyond the limitations of the intellectual thinking. You are invited to experience the flow of your creativity and go beyond the pressure of technical perfection and achievement. You are offered tools to explore your potential beyond “right/wrong” and to open up for your personal creative expression. Vedic Art’s 17 principles highlights aspects of both art and life.

What can I expect to get out of an online Vedic Art course?

What you can expect from the Vedic Art course:

  • Increased confidence and trust in the power of your innate creativity
  • A more playful and free approach to painting
  • A minimum of five finished paintings
  • Techniques to get into a creative state of mind
  • Knowledge and tools that are transferable to other creative expressions and to life in general.
  • An increased awareness of the creative process and its different phases.
  • A stronger sense of your personal expression in painting.

Read the testimonials from past students and see for yourself!

Do I need to have any previous experience?

No previous experience in painting is needed.

What is the structure of a session?

Structure of the sessions is like this:

The sessions take place through conference calls via a platform called Zoom, where we see and hear each other. During each meeting, we go through a specific principle and have a set time when we paint together, each in their own space. When we all have had the chance to work with this particular principle, we gather again and I give a more in depth reflection of the principle that offer a greater understanding now that we have a direct experience of the principle and its aspects of in our own painting practice. We open up for questions and reflections from the group and I am available to answer and share from my own experience.

If you want to go on painting after we finished our session and between meetings, it is obviously a plus and I highly recommend it for your own further deepen your knowledge of the Vedic Art principles.

How do I sign up for a course?

You can register on the course by emailing me by clicking on the register now button by the relevant course. If you are registering from Sweden you can make a payment to bankgiro number 5057-1322. If you are registering from any other country you will be asked to pay via PayPal. Once I have received your payment you will receive a confirmation email, and closer to the starting date of the course you will receive another email containing all the technical and practical details you need before the course starts.

If you have any further questions you can email me at: ania@vedicartonline.com

What happens if I need to cancel my attendance after I have booked?

If you change your mind and want to cancel a course that you have booked and paid for you can do that up to 7 days prior to the course starting and you will get your money back minus an administrative fee of 200 sek. If you wish to cancel after that you need to show a doctor’s note to get your money back. Once the course has started there are no refunds given.

PLEASE NOTE: the course will only run with 3 or more participants. If the course does not happen you will be notified via email and receive a full refund.

Which materials do I need to acquire to participate in the course?

For the online Vedic Art courses, you will need:

  • Soft graphite, charcoal sticks, charcoal pens or similar.
  • One or a few of the following: Crayons, color pencils, oil pastels or dry pastels
  • Paints, ideally in tubes, like acrylics, gauche, water colors etc. I would recommend acrylic paint as it is water-soluble and dries quickly.
  • Brushes and sponges (ideally a natural sponge) and a fabric towel (a tea-towel is good) and/or paper towels
  • A minimum of 60 blank A4 sheets (normal cheap printing paper is good)
  • A3 or larger paper of a thicker/heavier kind for painting. Minimum 20 sheets (about 300 gsm or more)
  • A few plastic tubs for water and some plastic trays (like the ones from supermarkets, containers for fruit and vegetables) to use as pallets.
  • Clothes that you do not mind getting covered with paint.
  • Plastic covers for protecting surfaces from paint.
Will I learn technical skills about painting in this course?

The Vedic Art method is NOT a technical course. The focus is in supporting you to access your creative power, your unique voice of creative expression. You are given impulses to find the playfulness and exploration that will guide you to WHAT you want to express. To find out HOW to express it can be done by just keeping on practicing and painting, or by doing technical courses that will give you the practical skills.

To be very clear: in the Vedic Art courses you will not learn the how to paint technically.

What technical equipment do I need tp attend the course?

To attend the course you need:

  • A desktop or laptop computer with a working microphone and a web camera (built in or external) is the best devise to use. Ipad or phone works as well, but is less ideal.
  • A strong and stable internet connection
  • The Zoom software downloaded to your computer (you can download it here).
What if I feel technically inexperienced to do this, can I get support?

Yes, I am available to meet with you before the course starts, either on a special occasion that we agree on, or 30 minutes before the first session of the course. We can then go through the technical aspects that you need to know to be able to attend the course.

What happens if I cannot make one session?

Signing up for the course means you take full responsibility to attend each session. If you cannot attend a session it is your responsibility to notify me.

If you are unable to join a course session it is important that you notify me in advance so that I know and the group is not waiting for you to join the session.

To get the missed principle you contact me and we agree on a time for a 20 minute meeting via Skype where I will share the principle with you verbally and where you can take notes. You then make sure to do paint according to this principle before the next session with the group. The cost for this extra meeting is 250 SEK.

The Vedic Art method is not to be recorded digitally in any way and this is why the principle must be given verbally.

Do I have to show the group my paintings?

No, no one is forced to show their paintings in the course. It is, however, a great learning tool to see and share the paintings we create. We learn so much from each other and inspire one another in this way. We are all in the same boat in this course and we are all well aware that most of the work that is shown are works in progress and not final. Showing them anyway, even if it does not feel comfortable, is a wonderful path to personal growth, building your self-confidence and gaining security in your creativity and integrity. I would suggest sharing your work with others in the group as much as you can. It is a gift to everyone, including yourself!