On a chilly 13th January 2017 evening , our session began with Artist Mentor Abishek Sen.
Avishek Sen’s art practice encompasses the disciplines of drawing, painting, collage and installation. His work, over the years, has traversed the realms of very personal experiences and intimate environs as well as some contemporary socio-political domains.
He is fascinated with watercolor as medium, owing to its lyrical effect and particularly because of the accidents that happen with this medium.
Avishek was half an hour early for the season, and prepared the table for our participants. One could easly percieve his sincere approach towards his practice.
When all the participants came in we began the session with an introductory video on our Mentor. Post which there was an interactive session with our Mentor, where he talked about his practice and his experience with water colours as a medium.
He gave them all a piece of paper and took one for himself and every one bean painting in pin drop silence. Participants kept observing while Abishek was painting and adapting his techniques simultaneously. It was the first time when any mentor painted along with the participants.
No one was allowed to use an image as a reference point, they were to exercise their imagination and go with the flow.
Students were surprised with the outcome of there own works.
As the clock struck 7 it was time to wrap up. Our Mentor had painted something, which would be completed by the students i the upcoming sessions.
There are many things that are contagious, and we are always told to be careful.
But there some contagious things that are good too!
Wondering what could that be?
What about a smile 🙂
Is it not one of the best things in the world?
It makes you look good and feel good too 🙂
This is what happens when you read “Niloufer’s Smile” written by” Akhram Ghasempor” and Illustrated by “ Naseem Azadi”.
Where Niloufar is in search of something…her SMILE!
She is worried because she looks incomplete without her smile. Nothing in the world feels right without it.
She looks under the bed, in the corners; in her drawing book… she can’t seem to remember where she left it.
Read this book to find out where Niloufer finds her smile, and in the process she would find your’s too if you have lost it somewhere.
Beautiful and heart warming crayon illustrations will surely strike a cord or too in your heart.