Put the kettle on

Alisha Shinde
Tuesday, 2 January 2018

A city-based art studio has organised a ‘Quirky Kettle’ painting workshop this weekend. Here’s more about it

In today’s fast-paced life and hectic work schedule, who would not enjoy a dash of quirky colours and a splash of spectacular sight at home, especially while sipping on your favourite beverage? 

With the same concept in mind, Art & Now! studio has organised a ‘Quirky Kettle’ workshop for participants, where they will hand paint a chai set. The studio also believes in the thought process to use art as a channel to help our inner selves. 

“Painting has therapeutic properties which can help you to relax and concentrate. And the intention of the workshop, apart from having an awesome bright coloured kettle is self-reflection,” says Pooja Shah, founder of Art&Now!

The workshop, which will be held this Saturday afternoon, will start with a brief introduction to the materials that will be followed by breathing exercise and meditation. Shah says, “Painting on flat surface is relatively easy, but when it comes to a curved surface, we really have to think to get the painting done right. This will be a good unwinding exercise for the participants.” She also adds that adults need to open their minds and be as creative as possible, exclaiming that ‘Painting is for everyone’.  

Art cannot be limited to professional artists who pay acute attention to the technicality of any art form. “Every person is born with an artistic side to them and they only need to realise it because whatever a person creates, is art and what is better than putting your creativity to use and creating masterpieces of your own?” says she. Art can be used to relax and rejuvenate and adults need to grab this opportunity to re-discover creativity in a positive and constructive way. 

“Art enables us to think with clarity and process thoughts, which are more meaningful and mindful,” says Shah. While regular art classes primarily focus only on the end product, focusing on the technique and the beauty of the creation, Shah believes that this workshop will focus on the importance of the inner state of the product’s creator. 

With the ‘Quirky Kettle’ workshop, one is sure to enjoy the process of creating, playing and experimenting along with learning and understanding the technique.  

The participants attending the workshop will learn how to work on curved metal and glass surfaces with brushes and sponge and to explore their creativity to make their own quirky and eye catching chai serving set. The participants will be provided with a kettle and two ‘cutting chai’ glasses to paint on, which can be taken home. 

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The ‘Quirky Kettle’ workshop will be held at Art & Now! Studio, opposite Lakaki Lake, Model Colony, on Saturday, January 6, 3-6pm. Check out the details on www.facebook.com/Artandnow

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