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Certificate Weekend Course in Painting and Sketching

About

The natural world around us is full of objects shapes, sizes, forms, colours, and lines. Perhaps this fired the imaginations of our ancestors to represent them in sketches and paintings. And slowly, the human mind started making images out of its own feelings in its mind and started drawing fantastic imagery on a canvas. Thus, to paint even abstract forms, the journey begins by looking at nature first, and then representing them on a canvas.

The course is designed to give expression to one’s visual thoughts on a canvas. To develop one’s drawing skills, one will go through various exercises aimed at improving their skills to represent nature’s designs on paper. Textures and colour will be added later to the practice so that you grow as an artist to represent your mental images better. Slowly one will explore one’s own emotional images and start representing them with a brush.

This will help in bringing out the creative self in the person which is hugely therapeutic in nature. This re-connection with ones creative self within will manifest in other areas of one’s life.

Skills Developed

  • Paint abstract forms
  • Represent nature on canvas
  • Express visual thoughts on canvas
  • Express emotions with a brush

Curriculum

  • A brief run down through the history of painting
  • Warming up exercise with freehand technique
  • Practice composition, silhouette, form, line and perspective of nature
  • Exploring texture, 3D elements, light and shade of nature
  • Discussion perspective, aspect and form
  • Enhancing basic sense of composition and filling the frame beautifully
  • Discussion on art as an expression of sublime emotions
  • Painting natural objects with water colours

Facilitators

Kavita Nayar has been working in this field for the past three decades. She works in all the mediums with equal ease, be it oil on canvas or acrylics, lithography, etchings, serigraphy or pastels on paper. She is forever trying to innovate and discover herself through her works.

She has been representing her country through a number of scholarships, grants, workshops, and exhibitions. She has traveled and worked in countries like France, England, Sweden, Hungary, Luxembourg, Mauritius, USA & China . She obtained her Bachelors degree from Shantiniketan in West Bengal which was followed by a Masters in the Delhi College of Art. She has held solo shows in New York, Oxford University, Mauritius, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Her works are in collection with the Prime Minister House in India, Ministry of Civil Aviation in New Delhi, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, National Bibliotheque, Paris, and in many important academies and corporate houses in India and abroad. At present she is a visiting professor with the fine arts dept. of Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi. To see her work visit her website - http://kavitanayar.com/

Admission & Fees

Seats- Limited

Course Begins:
June 2014
NOTE: All participants will be intimated of the exact date the course

Duration
3 Months (36 Hours across 12 Sessions)

Classes
Once a week (Saturdays)

Fees
Registration Fee – INR 500/-
Course Fee - INR 6,000/-

About

The desire to create something new has been a natural instinct for humankind throughout existence. For those who get the opportunity to nurture and express this creativity, the opportunities that life has to offer become vivid and multi-dimensional. They look for innovative solutions, no matter which field they are in.

Exploring one’s creativity through the visual medium is a journey filled with wonder, learning and immense joy. This is evident in the way even an infant responds to colour and the merriment of children playing with crayons and paints.

The painting and sketching class for the youth is designed to recognise and build this inherent imaginativeness and help the students express their thoughts and ideas in a visual way. The class is conducted with an individualistic approach, where each student is encouraged to explore their own style through a variety of two and three dimensional media.

Skills Developed

  • Development of drawing skills
  • Understanding of composition
  • Application of colour
  • Understanding of proportion
  • Understanding of perspective

Curriculum

  • Sketching
  • Nature and foliage study
  • Animal study
  • Figurative composition
  • Composition of life and contemporary subjects
  • Understanding colour through colour chart
  • Composition in colour
  • Use of different water based colour media
  • Clay modelling

Facilitators

SUSHANTA GUHA
Sushanta Guha has been a practitioner in the field of fine arts for over 35 years. Trained primarily in the field of graphic arts & print making from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, he has received many awards and fellowships for his work, including the Fulbright fellowship (2003), the Charles Wallace Trust award (1998), National Akademi Award (2000), the AIFACS award (1995) and the Sahitya Kala Parishad Award (1989).

Guha’s work has been exhibited widely through solo as well as groups shows. Apart from exhibitions in most galleries of repute in India, he has shown in countries like Bulgaria, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Slovenia, South Korea, UK and USA.

National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Leicester Arts Council and the New York Public Library are among the many acclaimed organisations that have Guha’s work as part of their collection.

Guha has been teaching art to school students for many years now and apart from print making he has conducted workshops on drawing, painting, leather embossing, clay modelling and calligraphy. He lives and works in New Delhi.

Admission & Fees

Age Group
8-15 years

Seats - Limited

Course begins
April 2014
NOTE: All participants will be intimated of the exact date the course

Duration
3 Months (36 Hours across 12 Sessions)

Classes
Once a week (Sundays)

Fees
Registration Fee - INR 500/-
Course Fee - INR 3,000/-

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