African Art has played a significant role in shaping the culture and history of the world. The belief that Africa is the cradle of the history of mankind is virtually unshakeable.
Rock Art is centuries old, while shell beads fashioned for a necklace have been recovered in a cave of the southern peninsula of South Africa that are 75,000 years old.
The human figure has always been the primary subject matter for most African art; we will be focussing on tall stick ‘dancing’ figures for our painting in the African Art workshop.
The figures are dynamic and elongate, and the colours are mostly red, white, grey, and black. Many warm tones ranging from red to yellow are also used. Most of the 'dancing' figures are decorated with unusual patterns and festive clothing.
Participants will work with acrylic colours, metallic colours and cartridge sheets in the African Art Workshop.
Date: 15th April, 2018 (Sunday)
Timings: 4 to 7 pm
Age Group: All age groups are welcome
Fees: Rs 1600 per participant (inclusive of all art material)
Take Away: One complete painting (A3 size) and One book mark (A5 size)
Venue: Dialogues Cafe, JP Nagar
Last day for registrations is 7th April, 2018.
Registrations will be on first come first serve basis.
About the Facilitator:
Trishna Patnaik, a Bsc (in Life Sciences) and MBA (in Marketing) by qualification but an artist by choice. A self-taught artist based in Mumbai, Trishna has been practising art for over 14 years now. After she had a professional stint in various reputed corporates, she realised that she wanted to do something more meaningful. She found her true calling in her passion, that is painting. Trishna is now a full-time professional painter pursuing her passion to create and explore to the fullest. She says, "It’s a road less travelled but a journey that I look forward to everyday." Trishna also conducts painting workshops across Mumbai.