Charcoal Painting, Coffee Painting & Zentangles

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This course separately touches on three different art forms namely charcoal painting, coffee painting and zentangles. Students in separate sessions will be taught the use of charcoal for the purpose of charcoal painting. The art of coffee painting as well as working with different lines and patterns to create unique designs through the art form of zentangles. Students pursuing the course, on conclusion will be able to use charcoal and coffee as mediums for their paintings and use varied designs utilising zentangles to create art pieces.

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5 Weeks
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Google Hangout

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12 Years
From: India
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Post Baccalaureate
San Francisco Art Institute, California, USA
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Chhavi-art workshops for kids and adults to express their inner soul
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Neev Academy
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This short term course will look at three different art forms in separate sessions. The teacher will teach students the art of charcoal painting using the medium of charcoal. Students get to know the brief history of charcoal used as a medium of art from thousands of years. This course will then teach students on drawing or sketching with charcoal, how to make an outline, how to get the details etc. Further on, students get to learn the subtraction or addition method dominant when using charcoal for a piece of art. Subtraction in charcoal art, meaning applying a layer of charcoal on the sheet to erase out specific areas keeping in mind the lightness of shade or effect to be achieved. Similarly, the addition method will teach students on the way to make a portion of a drawing or painting look dense applying extra layers of charcoal. The final section of charcoal painting will guide students to use the medium of charcoal to create a still life art piece.

This course on coffee painting will look at using coffee as a medium for painting or creating an art piece. Coffee as a readily available ingredient is an exciting medium to work with. Though working with coffee creates monochromatic paintings, there are various effects and variations that can be achieved using coffee as a painting medium to make coffee painting different or realistic. Students in this course will also learn how to use coffee to get a variety of variations from the really dark tone to the lighter tone by adding water to coffee. They will also be taught the use of a brush used for painting the different portions in a coffee artwork. In this entire learning process, the student will be guided to create a complete art piece, right from drawing to filling it up or painting it with coffee to create a unique piece of art.

Next up, in this course students will get trained on Zentangles, which is an art of intricately using or incorporating lines and patterns in an art piece to create an independent design. It relies on creating structured patterns using different shapes to give, the piece of art, a uniqueness of its own. Students will be guided to use gel pens to challenge their creativity, to create one comprehensive design in color. Zentangles apart from being an exciting art form is also therapeutic in nature, requiring a lot of attention to detailing and constant emphasis on imagination.

Other courses by Priyanka Agarwal related to Painting are (1) Art of Monoprinting, (2) Basics of Coffee Painting, and (3) Mixed Mediums Painting | Watercolour Painting For Beginners | Tempera paints, Soft Pastel, Charcoal Pencil Paintings

Value Additions: Enrolling for this course will be a leap for you in the art. It will not just teach you to use charcoal in a painting, you will also become aware and ready to use coffee as a painting medium, besides adding to your skillset the art of using zentangles. This course in a short period of time will enable you to explore, make unique art pieces using charcoal and coffee or impress by using the artform of zentangles. By the end of this course you will take home with you three different pieces of art, a still life charcoal painting, a coffee painting as well as a zentangle art piece that have been created individually by you using different mediums and style. This course serves as perfect inspiration as well as instills confidence to further learn the creative art from of painting.

Course specific benefits: Students undergoing this course on charcoal painting, coffee painting and zentangles, get trained on using and exploring two different mediums to use for paintings while getting to learn the basic concept of zentangles giving them an understanding about utilising varied lines and designs to create art pieces. The course will provide the basic foundation for students to explore three different art forms, one being charcoal painting designs, the other two relating to using coffee as a painting medium and the use of lines and patterns to create comprehensive designs through the art of zentangles.

The ipassio edge: Students enrolling for this short term course on ipassio have the advantage of getting introduced to or learn the intricacies of an art form, from an experienced exponent of the art. Short term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a short term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding about the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given timeframe. The class strength for short term courses is limited to 5, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 5 individuals enrolling for a short term course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This short term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long term or advanced level of learning.

About Priyanka Agarwal: Priyanka Agarwal’s name is synonymous with art. She is an artist in the true sense of the word. Earning a Post Baccalaureate from the prestigious San Francisco Art Institute in 2007 has only added to her repertoire and confidence. As someone who believes that art is a medium to express your inner-self and find yourself through this process, Priyanka has never been short of expression. Through the years she has expressed art through not just one medium but a variety of mediums in her own unique style. A style that has won her innumerable accolades and a beeline of admirers. She has showcased her work through umpteen solo as well as group exhibitions. Currently, Priyanka owns and heads  Studio Chhavi, which runs programs in arts and photography with the motto of helping individuals discover their inner selves through the medium of art.


Students enrolling for this course need to have;

For Charcoal Painting

Compressed charcoal, soft or willow charcoal

For Coffee Painting

Instant coffee, Camel synthetic brushes set (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)

For Zentangles

Gel pens

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How much time should a person practice each day apart from the time spent during the class?
It is completely on the student. More the practice, the better the student gets.

What extras (e.g. any study material) will the student get?
I suggest books, artist names, events they should visit if they are in bangalore and/or kolkata.
Do you have any specific expectations from students enrolling for this course?
Students should approach the sessions with an open mind and be ready to let go of their inhibitions.
Will you provide any assessment?
Students are assessed and given feedback after every session.

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