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…

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 &…

Greeting Card Competition Result July 2016

This year’s topic for the Greeting Card Art Competition was ‘ Beti Padhao Beti Bachao’ in other words ‘Educate a Daughter   Save a Daughter’ It is a good slogan and the children had some amazing ideas and came up with very good Art Works. They have been rewarded and appreciated by being awarded Medals…

RICA Polythechnic Art Exam Result 2016- Foundation and Advanced

Culture Chauraha has a regular art teaching schedule throughout the year. We impart knowledge in the basics of fine art and colour. The participants are encouraged to observe, comprehend, think and visually create their compositions using logic and imagination with a lot of other aspects thrown in. An art exam is conducted under the aegis…

Introductory Enamel Workshop on 8th, 9th, 10th October 2016

Culture Chauraha is organizing a Introductory 3-day Enamel Workshop on Copper and Steel in South Delhi (Enamelling is a process that involves the fusion of powdered glass on metal.) Participants will be working with: Day 1 Get introduced to painting enamels by working on a 4″ x 6″ steel plate. Day 2 Make your own…

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…

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 surfaces. In…

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…

Beekeeping- An Ancient Practice

I walk every day in the little forest/ park near my house.  It is full of trees, shrubs, as well as, beautiful flowers in the winter season.  On entering this area you see many squirrels and birds, not afraid of humans as there are a lot of people walking, running, and doing yoga, who also…

Fabric Painting

Painting on fabric is an ancient art and has been prevalent for centuries. Ever since humans learnt to spin thread and weave fabric, decorating was the next logical step. Colour was applied either by dyeing the entire fabric or applying colour directly in patterns. Asians have a long history in this craft as the oldest…