#The Line #Book review #Fun #Creative

The need to communicate Ideas, thoughts and emotions, to express oneself has been the pivotal point of the origin of various forms of language, but we focus mostly on spoken or written language to understand the other. Still most of the times words are not enough to explain it all…………

This is when we turn to other modes of expression, like visuals and sound. But because we don’t resort to them as often, we lack the ability to communicate through them.

Visuals can be as self-explanatory as words, and one can understand the power of simple visuals in this book “The Line” illustrated by “Paula Bossio”. This book devoid of words is like a Bible for small kids on the concept of line. Through simple yet marvelous illustrations the book takes you through the story of a naïve girl, who, one fine day happens to come across one end of a magical line, only to discover, that it only takes a line to express all that the world has to offer.

The illustrator Paula Bossio has created a fresh way to tell an original story full of play and creativity. It offers young children an easy-to-understand yet powerful message about imagination and the nearly limitless ways to have fun. This book makes a perfect story starter for early-elementary children as they begin to explore narrative, either by using one of the girl’s creations in the story or by coming up with their own way of turning the line into a plaything. This book makes a great choice for working on visual literacy with pre-readers.

Swimmy Belongs to every Library!

Swimmy is a journey of a little black fish from being orphaned to finding a new family and protecting them. The story through Swimmy’s journey and its delightful illustrations unravels the secrets of the underwater world, from “Medusa made of rainbow jelly” to “Forest of seaweeds growing from sugar candy rocks…” . The illustrations of the book act as an icing to the wonders of this underwater world.

The story and illustrations by Leo Lionni skillfully illustrate the concept of unity, showing children that they can be themselves and care about others at the same time.

Just wish the font of the text, was a tad bit funky……

We are back with Master Class: Season 2 this May – Module two

Greetings from Art1st!

“Flatwash is very different from what I usually do. You have to use very little water. It cannot be transparent, no white patches and a lot of colour. I learnt a lot about  Flat wash and it helps me become an artist.”

–       Shardul Aneja ( Master Class, 2015)

We are back with Master Class: Season 2

Our successful 1st year inspired us to explore further the dynamic methods & techniques employed by our master artists. This year we our introducing two modules : one on Drawing  & the other focuses on Paints & Pigments.

master class poster - painting

Program Overview

Introduction to Master Class: Painting is a mode of creative expression practised by applying paint, pigment, color to a surface such as paper or canvas. This workshop will take the students through an exploration of various material which are used for Painting.They will explore the works of master artists and understand the techniques employed by them. By the end of the course they will compile a portfolio of artworks reflective of research, understanding, creativity and their personal growth.

The Master Class

Day 1: Introduction to Acrylic

Day 2: Continuation to Acrylic and Introduction to oil

Day 3: Continuation to Oil

Day 4: Introduction to Ink

Day 5: Introduction to Watercolours

 Format

The course will include foundational information as well as video/ powerpoint demonstrations covering art techniques.

They will analyse the role of a particular techniques used by the master artists.

Each week’s lesson will include a quiz and students will be asked to complete an original artwork throughout the Master Class.

Who should attend?

Students from Class 5-8 can apply (11-14 yrs)

Dates : 16th  to 20th May,2016

Timing: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Venue: Grand Hyatt Residence( Lobby), Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kalina,

Santa Cruz (east), Mumbai-55

Enrolment Instructions

Interested participants should enrol by paying the registered fee in favour of Artfirst Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

Last date for registration: 20th April,2016

Drop Box: Grand Hyatt Residences Lobby

Fee: Rs.12,500/- for 5 sessions (inclusive of all art material) + service tax

For any details/queries please contact:

Priyam Mehta – priyam@art1st.co.in / Mob : +91 9987962986

We are back with Master Class: Season 2 this May – Module one

Greetings from Art1st !

“Flatwash is very different from what I usually do. You have to use very little water. It cannot be transparent, no white patches and  a lot of colour. I learnt a lot about  Flat wash and it helps me become an artist.”

–   Shardul Aneja ( Master Class, 2015)

We are back with Master Class: Season 2

Our successful 1st year inspired us to explore further the dynamic methods & techniques employed by our master artists. This year we our  introducing two modules : one on Drawing  & the other focuses on Paints & Pigments.

 

master class poster - drawing

Program Overview

Introduction to Master Class: Drawing is one of the major forms of expression of visual arts concerned with the marking of lines and areas of tone onto paper, where accurate representation of the visual world is expressed upon a plane surface. This workshop will take the students through an exploration of various material which are used for drawing.

They will explore the works of master artists and understand the techniques employed by them.

By the end of the course they will compile a portfolio of artworks reflective of research, understanding, creativity and their personal growth.

The Master Class

Day 1: Introduction to Pencils

Day 2: Introduction to Charcoal

Day 3: Introduction to Soft Pastels

Day 4: Introduction to Oil Pastels

Day 5: Introduction to Markers & Pens

Format

The course will include foundational information as well as video/ powerpoint demonstrations covering art techniques.

They will analyse the role of a particular techniques used by the master artists.Each week’s lesson will include a quiz and students will be asked to complete an original artwork throughout the Master Class.

Who should attend?

Students from Class 5-8 can apply (11-14yrs)

Dates : 9th  to 13th  May,2016

Timing: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Venue: Grand Hyatt Residence( Lobby), Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kalina,

Santa Cruz (east), Mumbai-55.

Enrolment Instructions

Interested participants should enrol by paying the registered fee in favour of Artfirst Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

Last date for registration: 20th April,2016

Drop Box: Grand Hyatt Residencies Lobby

Fee: Rs.12,500/- for 5 sessions (inclusive of all art material) + service tax

For any details/queries please contact:

Priyam Mehta : priyam@art1st.co.in/ Mob :+91 9987962986

 

Here is a classic picture book for every age

The table that ran away to the woods, written by Stefan Themerson and Illustrated by Franeiszka Themerson, is the first English translation of a rediscovered children’s classic, conceived in  1930,s and first published in Polish in 1963.

The book with Collage-like illustrations, that have an old world feel to them, tells a tale of a crazy writing desk that “Grabbed two Pairs of shoes, ran down and took flight”. But a flight to where?

So the writer and his wife follow the table barefoot through the city and into the woods, where the table stops all of a sudden!

Why did it stop there?

What happens to the table next, is strange and hard to believe, yet very poetic.

The climax of the book will leave you musing for hours, because such an end is strange yet, Natural 😉