Let’s create String Art with Urban Ladder

Let’s create String Art with Urban Ladder

Want to learn something that’s part art, part math? Walk into the Urban Ladder store on the 14th of April for an engrossing workshop on string art!

String art, or pin and thread art, is an arrangement of coloured threads strung between points to form patterns. So what’s the math angle? Simply that it has its origins in the ‘curve stitch’ activities invented by Mary Boole at the end of the 19th century – to make the idea of calculus more accessible to children. And then in the 1970s, string art went mainstream, when artists began using it to create increasingly complex figures.

In this workshop, facilitators from Bloom and Grow will guide you to make interesting compositions on a 5″ x 7″ wooden piece using string art. We will also take you through its applications on various materials, so you can go home and experiment with the technique. At the end of the workshop, you’ll take home with you a piece of quirky string artwork.

So come over, and string along a friend if you will!

Date: April 14
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Venue: Urban Ladder Furniture Store (Domlur)
Address: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Floor, No. 259 and 276, Amarjyothi HBCS Layout, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071
Phone: 080 4666 6777
Fee: INR 700
Takeaway: Your very own piece of string art.

An Introduction to Calligraphy

An Introduction to Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a kind of music not for the ears but for the eyes.’ It’s a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, brush, or other writing instruments.

Intelligentsia, offers a brief tryst with Calligraphy on Oct 22nd. We strongly believe that any art form, however complicated, can be mastered if practiced under expert guidance along with step-by-step instructions.

Attend the three-hour workshop focussed on flat nib calligraphy and learn two distinct fonts and a composition. All participants will take home a piece of their composition. Material will be provided at the venue, just bring along your enthusiasm and learning spirit!

The workshop is conducted by Tina Rajpal Solanki, Founder of Intelligentsia, an experienced educator and counselor with over 15 years of experience. She is a Penkraft certified trainer in Calligraphy and Handwriting Improvement, and has been coaching young and adult alike. She finds calligraphy truly liberating and meditative in nature, and suggests it as a therapeutic tool in anger management and in alleviating anxiety. She also conducts parenting workshops and individual counseling sessions for couples and young parents.

Maximum: 13 participants so register ASAP
Fees: 1800 per person (all material included)
Registration link to be up soon. If you’d like to book your slot immediately, you can message us on 7259280949

Fresh Flower arrangement

Fresh Flower arrangement

The Fresh Flower arrangement workshop is for the avid Floral lover from the beginner to more advanced. Learn at your own pace with a group of like minded people. Flower arrangement is a therapeutic art snd we will teach you the dos and donts so you can begin to explore different arrangements.

The Flower basics course is the perfect introduction to floristry for those without prior experience of arranging flowers. It is also well suited to those wanting to refresh skills. Each lesson consists of a demonstration by the tutor, followed by a workshop-style tutorial where students create their own arrangements. This allows the student to master the techniques of the lesson, under the guidance of the tutor in a relaxed informal environment.

Here all flowers, foliage, containers and florist sundries are included with your training and you will take your designs home.

About trainer –
Aradhana is a passionate floral designer with a rich experience in Flower arrangements and Floral designs. Trained extensively in India and abroad in basic floristry and also done her 1st level of Ikebana from Sogetsu school of Ikebana, Japan. Her teaching style is simple, easy to understand and hands-on. This workshop is designed to give you a taste of being able to arrange flowers at home confidently, for entertaining and with a sense of style. She will take you through the distinct ‘styles’ and how to put them into practice.

Date: Saturday, Oct 21st,2017
Time: 10.30am-1.30 pm
Fee: Rs 1,500 per participant

3D Mixed media Mural Art workshop – Half faced Buddha mural

3D Mixed media Mural Art workshop – Half faced Buddha mural

Mixed media – 3D Mural Art

Mixed media – 3D Mural art workshop will introduce you to an art form where more than one medium is employed to create a magnificent final piece. If you have you been longing to learn to combine colours, textures and elements, this three and a half hour workshop is all that you need to attend.

What can you expect from the workshop:
– Learn 3D mural techniques, Clay Modeling and Antique painting
– Experiment with Mixed Media techniques
– Learn making Texture paste
– Practical hands-on workshop
– Step-by-step demonstration and guidance by the artist trainer
– Will help you reach the next level of artistic confidence

Art Style : 3D Mixed Media Mural Art (Half Faced Buddha Mural)
9”X12” canvas

Join in for an interactive art workshop and create a beautiful hand made 3D Buddha for your home. Indulge with colours and let your creative juices flow in a perfect artistic ambience, interacting with like minded people.

Take back with with you a beautiful handmade Buddha and
great memories. Buddha on your wall brings peace, happiness and positivity to your home.

Date: Oct 14th, 2017
Time: 3.00 pm -6.30 pm
Who can attend : Anyone who is 15+ (No prior experience with art is mandatory)
Fee : Rs 2500 (Includes all art related material)

– Limited seats | Prior registration compulsory

Brush Lettering

Brush Lettering

Brush lettering is about creating letters,strokes and projects with brushpens or brushtip tools. Brush lettering is a beautiful craft that is a tribute to hand lettering and calligraphy. It is more like Modern Calligraphy with Brush Script.  While calligraphy is the domain of the purists, brush lettering is more freestyle – it involves the use of brushes and brush pens.

Course will include: Study of basic strokes, upper case, lower case, numbers, word formation and techniques to enhance your final project. The workshop would cover various techniques to use brushes and the fine distinction of pressure variations.

Materials provided : Practice Guide, Brushpens (pack of 12), a folder, A4 size coloured paper

Needless to say, the artist will load you with a plethora of creative ideas

Date:17 Sep 2017
Time: 3pm – 5.30pm
Fees: Rs 1200 (inclusive of all material costs)

Stress management

Stress management

Stress Management Meetup-

Most of us live alone away from our families and friends in this big city managing everything on our own – Friends, relationships, work pressures and everyday stresses. Sometimes things get a bit too much and it helps to have someone or a group of people to just talk to. Just a support group of people in similar situations all looking to talk about their issues and express themselves freely to take the huge weight off their shoulders.

Stress management has become a challenge for many today. To address this, B&G is hosting a Stress Management Meetup facilitated by counsellor Dr Ishita Dutta. Dr. Dutta has been resolving stress related issues for over 15 years.

Hearing from other people makes our problems sometimes look easier to manage or even lighter in comparison and it helps to have a group of people we can open up to. With this in mind, if you feel you do have a lot on your mind and could benefit from talking to someone or a group of people, come by our support group on 23rd July at 5PM.

Complete confidentiality will be maintained. No pictures will be taken.

Agenda –

1. Meditation
2. Discussion on Stress Management

Date – July 22, 2017
Timings – 5pm – 8pm
Fees – 500/- per participant
Register – bloomandgrow.in

Build the Wall E & Sphinx (LEGO Community build for 7-12years)

Build the Wall E & Sphinx (LEGO Community build for 7-12years)

LEGO WeDo & Community build day

LEGO WeDo Construction Kit is a simple robotics tool allows children to design their own interactive machines and then program them using drag-and-drop software. These projects help children to lay the foundation for lifelong learning.

Why LEGO WeDo?
Enables students to work as young scientists, engineers, mathematicians and creative writers providing them with the settings, tools and tasks for completing cross curricular projects.

How it helps?
A playful learning approach
Think creatively to make a working model
Develop vocabulary and communication skills to explain how the model works
Reflect on how to find answers and imagine new possibilities
Make systematic observations and measurements
Follow 2D drawings to build a 3D model
Write and present creative stories using models for visual and dramatic effects

Beginner – No previous experience required.

Projects covered:
Community build of Wall E/Volvo

Techniques covered:
Using motor, axles, gears, motion sensor, lever, pulleys and writing algorithms & programs

Take home:
A lot of FUN! Children will develop their 21st-century skills like problem solving, collaboration and communication.

Age group:
7 – 12 years

Rs. 900 for one session or 1500 for both

July 23

1st session 10.30 am – 1.00 pm – SPHINX
2nd session 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm – Community build WALL E and/or Volvo

Enquiries – Pls contact 9845030095

Glass Etching Workshop

Glass Etching Workshop


About Glass Etching: Glass etching is done to create a “frosted” design on the glass surface. It is done by applying chemicals (liquid or cream) on the surface that corrodes the glass and give us the required design/look.

What will we do: In this workshop, you’ll be etching a pair of glasses and one item that you can choose to bring. You’ll use different stencils to make various patterns on your glasses and design them according to your own style.

You’ll take following things back home:
1.A set of 2 etched glasses (Glasses will be provided to you at the workshop)
2.Your own item etched.

What to bring: We’ll provide all the material required for Etching. In addition, it is compulsory to bring one glass item of your own that you want to etch. Make sure that the glass item is not made of borosilicate glass and the item can be closed. e.g. wine/champagne bottle or glass container like nescafe container.

Material Provided at the workshop:
A pair of glasses
Etching cream
And everything else that is required.
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Workshop Charges: Rs 1,500 per person
Venue : Bloom and Grow Outdoor (Kormangala)
Payment can be made online or cash deposit.

For tickets, click link below

About Bloom and Grow: Bloom & Grow facilitates artist led art & craft workshops and art based corporate workshops across India.

September 2015

Cubism workshop by The Purple Patch India

A workshop on the most influential ‘ISM’ of the 20th century – ‪#‎Cubism‬.

Follow artwork by famous cubists like ‪#‎PabloPicasso‬ and‪#‎GeorgesBraque‬

Participants will have a hands-on experience of the way cubists worked and will create their own cubist masterpiece with a focus on ‪#‎light‬ and‪#‎shade‬, ‪#‎contrast‬ and ‪#‎tones‬.

The ‪#‎artappreciation‬ session will include a module with a focus on how to read an artwork. During this session we will look into the unique challenges faced by the cubist artists and a ‘new way of seeing’ and depicting the world around them from multiple perspectives.

cubism art

Date – September 20th, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue – B&G, Koramangala
Anyone above 16 is welcome to attend this workshop and the participation fee is Rs.500 (Rupees five hundred) per participant. Prior exposure to art is not necessary.
Please bring along an A4 sketch book (any entry level student grade book), and pencils.

More details – https://www.facebook.com/events/469650456541505/

Pre-registration is needed on thepurplepatch.in@gmail.com or call us on 98804-51270.