Max’s Journey

There was once a farmer named George. He was hardworking and cheerful. One day as he was walking back home while the sun was setting, he found an old cardboard box. Out of curiosity, he looked in the box and lo! There were a little puppy and a baby fox; they seemed very hungry and lost. So…

City of Rats

Once there was a boy named Jess. He had many pet rats. Once while Jess was in the Central Park with his rats, it began to rain. It was raining cats and dogs! He was soaked in water from head to toe. He wasn’t able to count his rats so he just took whichever one he saw…

The Clever Caterpillar

A long time ago in a far, far land in China, there was a beautiful palace. There were lots of beautiful flowers. There was a river too with lots of fish. This place had lots and lots of animals and they lived here freely. There were many caterpillars too. Everybody was very happy. One day, a…

Best Friends

Once upon a time, there was a Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit who lived near a river bank. They were living in a red coloured house. One day mother turtle, father turtle, and baby turtle were passing by the rabbits’ residence. Father turtle saw mother rabbit and asked her, ” Is this beautiful house yours ?”…

RICA Polythechnic Art Exam Result 2017- Foundation and Advanced

Being a dedicated Art Studio, Culture Chauraha instills a sense of freedom to express visually, while holding discussions and encouraging the students to come forward with their thoughts. Guiding them in the principles of fine art, nudging their thought process, suggesting an association with objects,  making them observe the balance in form, line, colour &…

Jaipur Rugs-Business with a heart

Design has been an integral part our lives since the starting. It’s pervasiveness is such that we are unconsciously captivated and intrigued by the articles/objects with the perfect balance of design, colour and texture. It was this balance, which drew Culture Chauraha’s eyes towards Jaipur Rugs at the India Design Fair, 2017. As we walked towards…

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…

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…

Collage Painting Art Competition

This year (2016) when I asked my young artists to conceptualize paintings for an art competition I was pleasantly surprised that the medium was collage. It was a challenge to explain the concept to my young students but once they grasped the concept they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This is apparent in the amazing paintings produced…

Best out of Waste

Being in the creative field, teaching, guiding and executing is very exciting. Designing and creating something meaningful and beautiful, from ordinary and mundane things leads to a high sense of achievement. Using material which is designated for the garbage bin and the local junk collector is called ‘Best out of Waste’ and is the globally…

Découpage

Découpage as a craft/art form is very old. I became aware of decoupage as an art form by reading about it in an encyclopedia. The article aroused my curiosity and on reading that the method is to paste cut out pictures or dried flowers and leaves on a wooden surface embedded in varnish I decided…

Winter Workshops for Art and Craft – 2016

The much awaited winter break is here. This part of the holiday season is more enjoyable than the summer break. The downside is that the air is more polluted and the upside is that we get 15 extra days to be creative. !!! So from 1st to 14th January, to enjoy the extended winter vacation, we…