Organic Mask Making Workshop May 2016

Duration – 10 day,  3 hours each Age of Participants 8 to 14 years Masks are fun to make and play with. They can be made with any material and you can get as creative as you want. This summer vacation we had a workshop using waste and biodegradable material to make masks.  We learnt…

Masks

Masks or ‘mask making’ is an involved art form requiring a lot of skill and creativity. In Urdu, the word is ‘naqab’, which means a false face as does the Hindi word ‘mukhauta’. ‘Mask’ , in English means to cover or hide from view, conceal, façade, camouflage, veil, etc. When we create a false face to cover…

Cottage Cheese Cutlets

Cutlets made of mashed cottage cheese can be the new delicious serving during your next party. The cheesy taste which can tempt the taste buds of anyone is attained by freshly prepared cottage cheese(paneer). This new delicacy can be served in the form of small cheese balls as well as oval/square shaped cutlets. Ingredients: 4…

Miniature Artist – Sohan Singh Billawria

Miniature Paintings in India are a product of the Mughal rule and have a Persian influence. With the coming of the Mughals,the Persian miniature painters also came and settled. The various biographies and chronicles of the Monarchs required illustrations and narration of events. So an atelier was set up during Akbar’s reign and Indian artists…

Bottle Gaurd (lauki) Vegetable

This is a very popular Bengali dish made from bottle Gourd(lauki) skin sautéed with green chillies and onion. INGREDIENTS: 1. Skin of one medium bottle gourd 2. Onion – 1 big 3. Green chilly – 2 4. Kalaunji ( kala jeera) – 1/2 Tsp 5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 Tsp 6. Red chilly powder –…

Almond Villa, Srinagar- A great Homestay

  I went for a five day Miniature Painting Workshop organized by Dr. Jyotsna Singh in Srinagar from 21st to 25th May 2016. It was a great experience staying and learning at the same time in such lush green surroundings and views to die for. During our stay the weather was warm for the first…

Indian Miniature Painting Method

I had the pleasure of attending a five day workshop on Indian Miniature Painting by Artist Mr. Sohan Singh Billawria at Srinagar. Being a student, follower and teacher of art, different styles, their nuances, variation in execution and materials from different areas is a matter of curiosity. To watch the execution of the different stages…

Block Printing on Fabric

Wooden block Block printing is an age old method of hand printing on fabric and paper.  There are many different techniques to create surface designs. Some of them are dyeing the entire white fabric, dyeing the fabric by using the resist method, painting with a brush, which is a time consuming method to cover large…

Art Exhibition -“Through the Eyes of a Child- 2016”

Exhibiting Artists: Aanvi Jalan, Anya Gupta, Aarushi Kalsi, Shreeya Nair, Mrs, Ritu Sangal,  Ahaana Pandit, Riya Varma, Chief Guest Ms Bulbul Sharma,Vasundhra Jaiswal, Aditi Gupta, Dia Chauhan, Naina Kalra,  Aima Handique, Ananya Jalan, Alia Mohan, Siddharth Jaiswal, Mehul Chabbra, Aman Malhotra Our 18th Annual Exhibition “Through the Eyes of a Child- 2016” The curiosity of…

Organic Mask Making Workshop 11th to 20th May 2016

Art and craft go hand in hand and  summer holidays are a good time to catch up on your hobbies and interests. Learning to sketch, shade and compose is as important as learning to design and execute your own craft. For all the creative people who like to learn new crafts, we are conducting an…

My date with Art Enamel – an Exhibition.

  Enamel is the marriage of powdered glass and metal with the blessings of fire. The metal can be steel, copper, silver or gold. The colours are powdered glass and when fired to 800 degrees centigrade they fuse with the metal. The process of firing is repeated many times to get the right effect. Stunning…

Enamel Workshop with Prof. Sarah Perkins

  I had the opportunity to attend an Enamel  Workshop with Enameller  Prof.  Sarah Perkins ( Jewellery and Metals, Deptt. of Art & Design, Missouri State University, USA) from the 1st to the 5th of March 2016. I work in many media and took up enameling a decade and a half ago. The medium is…