Online Summer Craft Camp for Kids

Online Summer Craft Camp for Kids

The Summer camp is all about inspiring creativity in kids of different ages! These activities will keep your kids not only entertained and engaged but give them a zeal to DIY and upcycle things that are around them.

To register for a FREE T-shirt painting session, register here

Day 1 (Monday, 19th Apr)
Sock Puppet MakingA sock puppet is a puppet made from a sock or similar garment. It is amazing how an old sock can transform into a character and things that seem otherwise hard in DIY seem easy with guidance from the trainer. Additions can be glued on in order to give the sock a personality. We will make our puppets, name them and weave a story around the characters.
Materials required – Socks, adhesive, cardboard, scissors, colored paper/ beads/ foam sheet, any small decorative that you have. 

Day 2 (Wednesday 21st Apr)
Book Sculpture & Corner Bookmarks  – Create some cute DIY bookmarks to encourage reading for kids or for yourself. Transform an old book into a masterpiece! Bring an old book and sculpt out your own design.
Materials required – Any old books, any marker or sketch pens, glue, colored or white papers, scissors.

Day 3 (Friday, 23rd Apr)
Pebble/Canvas Painting & Upcycling a T-SHIRT to a tote bag– Learn how to upcycle an old T-shirt and make it into a tote bag and learn to paint on pebbles to create beautiful and interesting pieces.
Materials required – T-shirts, scissors, Pebbles/ stones/Canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, pencil, rag, and waterproof markers.

Day 4 (Monday, 26th Apr)
Bottle Painting – Upcycle your glass bottles to a beautiful piece of art using some fun and endearing art techniques making most of the materials available with you. These bottles can be used then as vases, lampshade holders, etc.
Materials required – Empty glass/ plastic/ metal bottle or jar, acrylic paints, brushes, sponge(optional), earbuds/ Q tips, any marker or sketch pen.

Day 5 (Wednesday, 28th Apr)
Slime and Bath Bombs makingLearn how to make your own scented and colored bath bombs and also will get to make either a glitter slime or fluffy slime. Children will be introduced to the chemistry behind the making of bath bombs and slime.
Materials required – Transparent glue, baking soda, food color, the glitter of any type, mixing bowl, spoon for stirring, Citric acid, corn starch, epsom salt, castor oil, essential oil, plastic mold/ soap mould.

Day 6 (Friday, 30th Apr)
Tie and Dye – Kids will be introduced to tie and dye fabric art in various cultures. You’ll be playing with colours and water – splashing, dipping, twisting, folding, tying, and dyeing to create a lovely piece of textile art. 
Materials required – Fabric or piece of clothes, any dye, plastic container for dyeing, rubber bands, threads, paint brush, acrylic paints.

Age: 6 -11 years
Date: 19th to 30th April
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (IST)
Venue: Online classes on Zoom
Fee: Rs 2000 (includes taxes)  per person for two weeks
Rs 1200 (includes taxes) per person for ANY one week

Register Here:

Participants can register for any one week or both weeks as well. Look forward to an engaging experience in picking up new skills!

To stay updated with the sessions, join the  WhatsApp group with the link

About Bloom and Grow:

Bloom & Grow facilitates artist-led virtual and offline workshops for individuals and for corporates across the world.

Shibori – The Art of Japanese Tie and Dye (Textile Crafts)

Shibori – The Art of Japanese Tie and Dye (Textile Crafts)

Shibori – The Art of Japanese Tie and Dye (Textile Crafts)

Shibori is a traditional Japanese fabric dyeing technique that produces patterns on textiles. The patterns produced are all hand-crafted.

Enjoy the art of doing it yourself at the Shibori Workshop.
The intent of this workshop is not only to introduce people to the inventive Japanese textile art of shibori, but also to go handmade.

The participants will explore many traditional techniques of Shibori including Kanuko/ Itajime/ Kumo/ Arashi, in a hands on method.

The artist-trainer will provide step-by-step guidance so that each of you is a proud owner of beautiful handcrafted patters on fabric.

In a consumerist culture that we are in currently, it would be nice for people to question their consumption behaviour. To sow seeds about slow consumption, slow textiles and slow fashion.

We are conscious of the material that goes into our workshop.
Our organic cotton fabric is locally sourced and we use Azo free chemical colours.

Participants get to take away 4 fabric swatches done with the technique

Day & Date: Sunday, 17th February
Time: 2.30pm -6.00pm
Fee: Rs 1500 (includes all material) – Booking fee of Rs 500

About Bloom and Grow:

Bloom & Grow facilitates artist-led art & craft workshops in studios and also, conducts art based corporate workshops across India.

Natural dyeing with Block printing

Natural dyeing with Block printing

Nature is full of colours, colours so beautiful and captivating that men from early times have tried to capture its ephemeral beauty to decorate themselves and their homes as colour seem to speak the very language of the soul.

Art of traditional block printing on to cotton cloth is thought to have existed in India for over 4500 years. Evidence of the Indian craftsman’s unsurpassed skill with printed and dyed cotton cloth appears through out the history. They used complex techniques to achieve desired patterns, and they changed from place to place depending on the weather conditions and materials available. Each pattern, motif meant something and spoke of their identity.

The five hour workshop will introduce you to the basics of hand block printing and dyeing using natural materials available around you.It will cover the following :
– Understanding natural dyes and its properties
– Understanding block printing practices in India
– Identifying locally available materials
– Preparing the fabric for dyeing and mordanting
– Practice dyeing using two local materials
– How to extract colours and how to use them as dye and colour paste
– Techniques of block printing, practice printing and printing on scarf to take home
– Post treatment of fabric

You will be introduced to the locally available ingredients that can be used for dyeing at the workshop. We will be making samples using two ingredients Manjista and Katachu. Also you will get to carry Annato seeds and Palash flowers to try at home

You will take home printed scarf and dyed fabric samples along with a ready to start beginner kit.

Fee – Rs 3,000/- including all materials.
Lunch break of half an hour. Pls carry lunch or you can walk over for a bite from the many restaurants closeby.

Artist: Prajna Rajanna of MOTIFS OF THE EARTH

Tickets available on: