Stress, competition, struggles, burn-out…

What about unleashing the inner genius ?

BAKARRA – Art is a Change Maker

Reveals the powerfull impact of Art on change dynamics

Bakarra uses Art to help empower creativity, rethink the identity of your company, inspire your future innovations through cooperations with artists and peers.

(Re)discover and enjoy your artistic & creative power !

Creative Empowerment Workshops

Reunite with your inner artist while using materials such as paint, collage, natural fibres, poetry slam, land art and more.

Debates & facilitation

Opportunities to mix Art, Science and Society issues to enrich inspiration and initiate dialogue.

Consulting & mentoring

To define the essence and value of a project, wether for individuals, organisations, businesses or communities. Both in Switzerland & France

Thematic Innovation Circles

Targeted cooperations between artists and businesses to speed up change dynamics and innovations, and inspiring best practices.

Agenda Events

Creative Empowerment Workshop

Come and dive into your artistic potential through a relaxing and joyful method !

Regular workshops are held on weekdays, once or twice per month.

Dates and themes :

Wednesday October 27, -2021 : « THE POWER IS IN MY HANDS »

Wednesday November 03, -2021 : « LOVING MY TREE, LOVING MY ROOTS »

Wednesday November 17, -2021 : « THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET! »

Location : new place for BAKARRA starting this October : Art Studio and greenery in the city centre !

Atelier Bakarra, Friedensgasse 58, 4056 Basel. Access through the backyard. Tram 3, « Pilgerstrasse ».

Schedule : from 7 PM to 9 PM.

Contenu : tailored for 8 pers. Each worshop includes a tasty aperitif, + all creative materials. You will return home with your piece of art and new inspirations for your everyday life !
Workshop moderated by Anne Grussner-Weiss, Senior Consultant, Facilitator, and artist, certified in Art-Therapy Worshops Methods.

Price : 75,-CHF It includes a welcome drink, snacks and all creative materials.
Early Bird Price : 60,-CHF (for registration per mail till 7 days prior to date)
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Register to the wokshop via the contact form. We wish you happy creatings !

Remark: we also offer specific workshops tailored for companies as well as for private events. Let’s get in touch.

Outdoor Creativity: Land Art session

Come for an inspiring experience into Nature, and a nice break with other creative minds !

Date : Sunday October 31 2021, from 11h30 to 13h30.

Place: between Basel and Riehen. Meeting point at 11h30 at « Eglisee » Tram station, line 2 & 6.

To take with : outdoor clothes and shoes, 1 big bag ( Ikea like or similar), a bowl or a mug for the tasty break, some drink water. Tasty break is planned

Content : when we take time to feel and look around, nature offers plenty of inspirations : vegetals, stones, shapes on water or on the ground, infinitely large and small patterns. Take a breath and let us guide you to create a passing-by artwork !

  • Introduction to Land Art
  • How to let inspiration flow
  • Exploring and collecting pieces ; building your artwork
  • A break to keep you warm !
  • « Exhibition » and sharings ; conclusion.

Session moderated by Anne Grussner-Weiss, Senior Consultant, Creative Facilitator, and artist, certified in Art-Therapy Worshops Methods.

Price : This is a pay what you wishformat = the value you rate for this experience (or what you can afford). Connected to generous Nature, we want these sessions to be accessible to all.

Sessions for all public from age 14. Registration is mandatory, via contact from or phone nr 077 534 09 25 before Oct 28,- 2021. In case of (very) bad weather, a cancellation/postponing message will be sent the day before.

Crazy Creating : Immersive Workshop & Art Brunch !

A vibrant Sunday awaits you : a big and inspiring space to create in large format with crazy materials, along with a colourful brunch !

Date : Next Art Brunch in Basel in November 21. Stay tuned !

Place : starting again soon in Basel.

Schedule : from 11h30 to 15h30, brunch break included..

Content : during this immersive workshop & Art Brunch, you will explore your artistic power through 2 different sets : one speedy and funny challenge, and a pure imaginative one, diving into colours, mixed materials and music. You will return home with the product of the speedy challenge + your piece of art, and hopefully, a mind full of stars !
Workshop moderated by Anne Grussner-Weiss, Senior Consultant, Facilitator, and artist, certified in Art-Therapy Worshops Methods.

Price : 105,-CHF /individual ; 160,-CHF/2 persons
Early Bird Price : 90,-CHF (check events to come)

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Register to the wokshop via the contact form. We wish you crazy creating !

Debates & facilitation

A debate under the great trees of Jardin Botanique in Neuchâtel, to discuss the delicate image of death in the eyes of a choreographer and other guests.

Date : Tuesday June 1rst , 2021. 18h45 – 20h

Lieu : Jardin Botanique, Neuchâtel.

Limited places, reservation is mandatory, via www.danse-neuchatel.ch

SANITARY CONDITIONS

We keep ourselves updated about the measures and follow the restrictions coresponding to the BAG recommendations. In this context, we have adapted our events and spaces

  • Distances of 1,5 m between participants
  • Sanitizers are available at the entrance and during activities
  • Masks
  • Surfaces and tools are carefully desinfected
  • We are happy to answer any further questions.

Testimonies

In intuitive painting, we easily get in touch with our emotions, needs and strengths. The workshop with Anne Grussner-Weiss was a marvelous experience in this direction. I can recommend it to all kinds of people to find strength in ones inner potential, especially in times of stress and worries like the present crisis.

Dr Sigrid von Manitius

M.D. Neurology & Psychiatry

I highly appreciate Anne as an unconventional sparring partner and coach, especially for creating an atmosphere of humanity and empathy where old thought patterns break and new viewpoints open. Anne’s contribution is drug free creativity enhancer !

Dr Klaus Lang

Physicist, Expert in industrial sealing solutions, Munich

I admit I was a little bit doubtful about the outcome of an “art” workshop in my case, as I am not practising any “art” myself. Anne was very professional and managed to inspire and engage all of us on the path of creativity, using a unique palette of tools, providing feedbacks, sharing her own experience, and fostering exchanges between us on our creations. It was such a mindfull and enjoyable experience ! ! I can highly recommend Anne to anybody as individual or company looking for inspiring workshops on how to foster creativity, to explore the power of expression and colours, and to let go beyond one’s imagination.

Dr Laetitia Gabernet

Biologist, woman entrepreneur,, Co-founder of AFFB Basel

Our art gallery already hosted several debates moderated by Anne Grussner-Weiss. I really appreciated the way she manages to put the subjects into perspective and to synthetize complex issues together in a relaxed atmosphere.

Christian Egger

Gallery C Contemporary Art General Manager, Neuchâtel

About

Anne Grussner-Weiss

Consultant, creative Facilitator and artist

My passion’s source comes from helping discover the wonderful power of art for individuals and groups.

Being familiar with both artistic and economic worlds, I wanted to make them meet in cooperation. My conviction that these two worlds could greatly benefit from each other, was lacking something. After reuniting with apersonal artistic experience, I then could fully understand the power of it.

Art is a universal language. Artistic expression reflects the unique caracter (bakarra, in basque language) of each person. It’s a wonderful resource to

  • revive the pleasure of creating and inventing, alone or in a group
  • finding sense
  • generate original solutions in a complex world
  • speed up cohesion and inclusion in a group

I launched BAKARRA – Art is a Change Maker to facilitate these features and reach various audiences.

They trust us

+41 77 534 09 25

contact@bakarra.ch

Contact & booking