Workshops

Live Sketching at MAP

2024-07-13 17:52:38

Smitha Shivaswamy

Please note: During the course of the day, we will conduct two sessions each lasting one hour. The first session begins at 11 am and the second one begins at 4 pm.

Live Sketching at MAP

When

June 29, 2024    
11:00 am

NS Bendre at the painting studio at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Baroda, Jyoti Bhatt, 1959, DC.00232

If you feel inspired by art around you and want to pick up a pencil and draw, come experience this art-inspired facilitated live sketching session. Join Smitha Shivaswamy, founder of Penciljam, at the exhibition, Hello & Goodbye: Postcards from the Early 20th Century, at a guided live sketching session.

The Live Sketching session will begin with an introduction to sketching and drawing from life. There will be a guided discussion followed by journalling which will explore how postcards make you feel, what the ideas presented in the collection at Hello & Goobye: Postcards from the Early 20th Century, and what they evoke in you. You will immerse yourself in the time period and sketch inspired by the postcard that speaks to you. You can finally post the postcard at our little postbox outside the gallery and it will get sent to your intended reader! Finally, you can finish by sharing and discussing your sketches and observations.

Whether you are an experienced sketcher or looking to begin your live sketching journey, this facilitated session offers an opportunity to learn new skills or hone existing ones, and become part of a community of sketchers! You can bring your own pencils and sketchbook or we will provide the materials for this session.

Please note: During the course of the day, we will conduct two sessions each lasting one hour. The first session begins at 11 am and the second one begins at 4 pm.


Smitha Shivaswamy

Illustrator and Co-founder, Penciljam

Smitha Shivaswamy is an artist & entrepreneur with close to two decades of experience in Brand & Communication design. She co-founded Penciljam 15 years ago as a way to promote the idea of Citizen Art and is currently working on visual-thinking training for corporates. She spends her free time drawing, painting and sketching.

She also specializes in Designing for Social Impact and has worked with philanthropic organizations and foundations around the world including The World Bank, AVPN, Give2Asia and Sattva.

Penciljam started in 2009 as a small group of artists who gathered together to sketch from life. Over these past 15 years, Penciljam has conducted over 1000 on-location drawing events, and the Penciljam community have created tens of thousands of Artworks of their localities and cultural heritage.

Penciljam’s primary aim is to encourage Citizen Arts. They believe that the Visual Arts must be accessible to everyone. Their community features people from all walks of life, and of all ages – bound by a mutual love for drawing. Penciljam is a project of The Nabachika Foundation.

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