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Drawing with Scissors: An Introduction to Henri Matisse (Part 2)

On day one, we explored body trace drawings and painted with contrasting colours. For this, we referenced Matisse’s figure painting work from his early years, abstract collage and painting as he broke away from realistic forms to discovering a body of work in the abstract. 159 more words

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Drawing with Scissors: An Introduction to Henri Matisse (Part 1)

I’ve just returned from Mumbai where I had been for a weekend workshop titled Drawing With Scissors, which I structured as an introduction and exploration of the works of Henri Matisse to children aged 5-7. 495 more words


It's fun to remind ourselves not to always be right

I explored a composition session with my recent students — Niko and Mia — who were visiting Bangalore on their summer break. The session drew from a popular game we all played as kids – the memory card game. 198 more words


Tea is usually brought to the drawing room on a tray

In the 1930’s world of ‘Modern Practical Cookery’ one always had a maid, so tea brought to the drawing-room would be your ‘maid’ so called even if she was in her fifties. 452 more words

Bits And Pieces

Happy Accidents

Collaborating with artists from various backgrounds of the visual arts is one of the best ways to begin to see things in new and different ways. 395 more words


Beautiful Oops!

When you think you have made a mistake, think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful.

There have been times when as a facilitator, I have had to explore ways of…

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