ENGAGE WITH ART
“Engage with Art” is a progression of 4 workshops that will look at famous western artists of the 20th Century (like Picasso, Matisse, Frieda Kahlo etc) and their iconographic paintings as a starting point for discussion on art and its elements.
Each workshop will focus on specific Artist(s) and through his/their work we will talk about specific theme(s) like colour & rhythm, layering & texture, symbol &narrative etc. We will discuss the artist’s intent as well as debate on what a work of art tells us, especially how it makes us feel.
Using the art as an inspiration, we will create our own piece(s) by the end of each session.
No previous knowledge is required for the class, but a curious mind, an active imagination and a desire to create is welcome.
BENEFITS FOR THE STUDENTS:
The goal of this workshop is two-fold: First aim is to “Learn by Seeing”- to discuss and analyse iconographic masterpieces and appreciate the big ideas behind it. Second is to “Absorb by Doing” – to use the art seen as a springboard to create unique pieces. This process will allow for fresh perspective and deeper insight into what we have seen.
Finally “Engage with Art” about sharing ideas and finding our own creative voice.
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Madhumita has a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan which she followed up with a Masters in Fine Art (Design and Technology) from the Parsons School of Design, New York, with a specialization in broadcast design and motion graphics. She has been a visual designer for video, web and print media projects in India and the U.S. Madhumita’s work spans a variety of assignments from art and set design for television shows to graphic design and video editing for “Metropolis as Metaphor”, an exhibition in New York city, to creating and designing animated graphics for interactive digital media.
Madhumita’s has been teaching for more than 10 years. She has taught graphic design and digital video at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the United States, headed the Masters of Architecture program at Rachana Sansad Academy, Mumbai, and is also been a part of the Communication Design faculty where she introduces her students to new ideas in contemporary art and design. Madhumita has conducted Art workshops for Children at Prince of Wales Museum, for Bandra Festival, for Ecole Mondiale School and the Pomegranate Workshop among others.
The batch will start on the 18th till the 27th of May
On Wednesdays and Fridays 7 to 9:30pm.
4 sessions of 2:30 h
The Art Loft
1st Floor above Patel Store, Valentino Building
email us at [email protected]
or please call 9930483966