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 &…

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…

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…

Why Rangoli is made – myths and legends.

Rangoli (ran-goal-i) or Floor designs are a popular art form practiced all over India. These designs are made on mud floors and walls. Before any auspicious occasion, they are a must as they are believed to ward off evil.  In earlier times when the floors were of mud splattered with cowdung, rangolis were made every…

Clay Modelling

We at Culture Chauraha are organizing a 5 day workshop to create three dimensional clay figures from molds. The participants will create and paint  images for Diwali. Duration:    5 days Days:         21st Wednesday, 22nd, 23rd , 26th  and  27th Tuesday,      October 2015 Time :        11 am to 1 pm Age:            Minimum  6 years Contact:    …

Muthias- Left over rice Recipe

  I learnt this dish from my Rajasthani Marwari neighbour. It is a little different from the traditional muthiyas as boiled rice is added to Gram Flour and Wheat Flour. It is a good way to use leftover rice from previous day’s lunch or dinner. I am giving here a step by step recipe along…