KCC Art & Craft Workshops In July

The season of Monsoon is here. So, are the fun workshops at KCC. Starting from boat making to wash painting, Kolkata Centre for Creativity has brought a wide range of workshops this July. Make a memorable monsoon at KCC.  

Funbrella - Umbrella Painting Workshop 

Date: 13th July 
Time: 11 AM – 3 Pm  
Venue: KCC, 4th Floor  

The season of monsoon is here so is Kolkata Centre for Creativity’s Funbrella Workshop. Think how cool it would be to carry an umbrella painted with vibrant pop colours! Learn how to paint an umbrella and customize it with Funbrella – The Umbrella Painting Workshop at KCC. The workshop will guide you on how to use an umbrella as a surface for painting. The participants will have free choice of selecting their individual theme both figurative, or nonfigurative. The facilitator will guide you on how to make the best use of acrylic paint on the surface of an umbrella. The workshop will be a combination of fun and learning.   

By the end of the workshop, you can expect to have learned the following: 
Knowledge about innovative Painting or Design 
Imbibing new techniques of Paintings or Design 
Imbibing ideas for different work process 
Various innovative ideas for unique gifting 
Imbibing a new meaningful skill on Paintings or Design 

How the Workshop Will Flow 

11 am: Introduction to the basic Painting process and the application in regard to umbrella painting (Will be conducted in an engaging & interactive session). 
11.30 am: The participants will be provided with an umbrella and colours for work. 
11.45 pm: Participants will make their layouts for their final work. And choosing their required umbrella for application.  
12 - 2.30 pm: They will start their own main painting or design work on umbrellas at 12 pm. and they will work till 2.30 pm. 
2.30 pm: They will complete their project work on or before 2.30 pm. And submit their outcome. 
2.45 - 3 pm: Feedback and doubt-clearing session with closing remarks. 

Trainer profile

Snehendu Pal, a graduate of B.V.A. (Hons) in Painting from The Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship in 2007, has established a notable presence in the art community through his prolific participation in numerous prestigious exhibitions. His career highlights include showing at the CIMA Awards Show 2014 and CIMA Summer Show 2015 and at the National Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy in Mumbai in 2019. He has been actively involved in various Ami Art Festivals organized by Kolkata Centre for Creativity, notably at Najrul Tritha in December 2021 and Rabindra Tritha in December 2022. In August 2023, Pal's painting "A Colourful Stagnation" was auctioned at Pune's Lila Art Gallery and Jumbish event. His accolades extend to being an Invited Artist at Golpark Ramkrishna Mission organized by Sulekha Ink in April 2024 and participating in an Art Workshop at Vidyasagar Park at College Street, organized by Indian Coffee House in the same month. He also contributed to the Birla Academy Annual Exhibitions in 2017 and 2018 and is set to showcase his work at the upcoming 5th Annual Exhibition of the contemporary artists' group Vibration at New South Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, scheduled for May 2024.                                                                                                                                    

Recommended for 
Individuals aged 12+ and above with a passion for drawing are eligible to attend.  

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Clay Craft Creations - Pottery Workshop 

Date: 20th July 
Time: 11 am – 3 pm 
Venue: KCC, Terrace
(Materials will be provided) 

Dating back to 4000 B.C. and originated in Egypt and China, Pottery is an ancient craft with the earliest historical records of wheel. Join us for Clay Craft Creations – A Hand Pottery Workshop organized by Kolkata Centre for Creativity that will not be only a creative session but also a therapeutic and enriching experience. This hand–building pottery workshop will be an engaging space where you can delve into the world of pottery creation using manual techniques. 

By the end of the workshop, you can expect to have learned the following: 
This workshop offers a supportive environment for unlocking your creative potential and embracing your artistic expression. It provides a therapeutic experience that benefits both the mind and body, allowing participants to detach from daily stresses and engage in serene, meditative practice. Working with clay offers a tactile experience, where the rhythmic process of shaping it becomes a source of solace and empowerment through creation. Participants are encouraged to delve into their thoughts, emotions, and personal journeys, fostering self-reflection and nurturing personal growth.  

What you will cover 
Prepare your Clay 
Trainer profile 

Barun Podder has completed his bechelor degree in fine arts, specializing in painting from Bengal fine art college chandpara. After completing the bachelor’s degree, he reconnected with the local craftsmanship and collaborated on innovative processes to enhance the economy of the native demography. Using the local ethnicity of pottery tradition, he used local soil at high temperatures to produce pottery. 

Recommended for 
Anyone aged 5+ and above who is interested in playing with clay. 
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Watercolour Painting Workshop

Dates: 27th and 28th July 
Time: 12:00 – 5:00 PM  
Venue: KCC, 4th Floor, Room 1  

Join us for an inspiring watercolor workshop at KCC offering a supportive environment to experiment and grow creatively. This hands-on session will explore the fundamentals of watercolor painting, from basic techniques to advanced methods, guided by experienced artist Pradip Maitra.  

This workshop is a collateral of Pensive Moons: Recent Watercolours by Bholanath Rudra, a solo exhibition by Emami Art from 28th June to 20th August. This solo show presents Rudra’s most recent large-scale watercolours, offering an expanded view of the forest landscape at night.  

What you’ll learn:   
  • A brief history of watercolour legacy  
  • Use of techniques for different subjects  
  • Use of material on various papers to get various effects by using wash  
  • How to choose the working spots  
  • Merits and demerits of this medium  
  • Preservation of watercolour  
  • Mount and framework for exhibitions 
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Trainer profile: Pradip Maitra 

Pradip Maitra has an Education Diploma from The Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship (Ist.Class), Kolkata, and has graduated from Calcutta University. Maitra’s powerful strokes in blacks, olive greens, rusts and many such colours, capture the past to combine with the present and create contemporary modern art. Old historical monuments and figurines, steam engines, dilapidated buildings, present-day situations, are some of the many themes that have found a place in his paintings, in his abstract style. Maitra’s fondness for painting landscapes has resulted in some magnificent and bold creations. His paintings are transparent yet mystic. Pradip Maitra has been a member of the Society of Contemporary Artists since 1988. The artist lives and works in Kolkata. 

Who can join?  
People with some experience in watercolour painting and over the age of 15+ can attend this workshop. 

Craft the Raft - Boat Making Workshop

Date: 6th and 7th July 
Time: 11 am to 2 pm 
Venue: KCC, 2nd Floor

In the land of the Ganges, Rupnarayan, Tista, and other notable rivers, boats of various types with diversified building technologies catering the various purposes are found. But the art of Boat Making is on the verge of extinction.  

Kolkata Centre for Creativity proudly presents a workshop on boat making, facilitated by Swarup Bhattacharyya AKA ‘Boatman of Bengal’. Through this workshop, we will try to understand the process of boat building. Various types of planking patterns, hull construction, nailing, sails, rigs, and knots are to be considered here. Unknown stories around the boat-making and boatmen of Bengal will be an added benefit.  

Fee: INR 1800 (Refreshments will be provided) 

By the end of the workshop, you can expect to have learned the following: 
Knowledge of traditional wooden boats of Bengal 
How to use materials for boat-making 
Process of boat building 
Different types of planking pattern 
Boat model making as souvenir 

What you will cover: 
Introduction on Boats with special reference to Bengal 
How to use tools 
Different measurements and the making of the template 
Cutting of various components and pasting. 
Shaping of the boat 
Making of other accessories like- mast, sail, oar, steering gear, shed etc. 
Display of model 

Trainer profile 
After the completion of Master’s degree in anthropology from Calcutta University started research work on Bengal boat since 1997. Man-Boat Relationship became the focus of research which was looked from an anthropological perspective through intensive field-based investigation. Did research at Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark as Guest Research Scholar and also at Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Southampton University, UK. Presently working with Exeter University, UK as Exeter Associate in a project on Endangered Material Knowledge Programme. Worked with Anthropological Survey of India as Visiting Fellow. Worked as Curator of Maulana Azad Museum, Curatorial Assistant of Indian Museum, Kolkata, Project Coordinator of Cultural Research Institute and Associate Coordinator of South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People, New Delhi. 

Actively took part in the process of development of Heritage Boats of Bengal gallery in Kolkata, Water Transport Gallery of IIT-Kharagpur and Odisha State Maritime Museum, Cuttack. 

Recommended for 
People over 15+ years old.  

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