Lateral Thinking & Painting

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This course is based on a strong premise that creative or lateral thinking is a skill and not a talent. Which means that it can be learnt, provided right tools and resources are used with the right amount of practice.This course trains students to think intuitively and on their own, when expressing themselves on the canvas. The course will make the students practise exercises that free up their minds and creative thinking prowess.

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16 Weeks
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Google Hangout

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17 Years Experience
From: India
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Modern Painting
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Artist in Residence Program at ISB Hyderabad

Course Details

This course will not only help students think out of the box, it will nudge them towards developing newer ideas which can be further translated into new paintings, mediums etc. It will  encourage the students to challenge their imaginations and express it on canvas. It will help students identify and utilise material lying around in their homes or available to them for the purpose of painting or creating other artwork. The course will look at breaking down assumptions by motivating students to think on their feet and find solutions away from the usual set norms.

Other courses provided by Anuj malhotra related to painting and Pencil Shading: Basics of Framing a CanvasIntroduction | Acrylic PaintingEvolved Methodologies of Painting,  Different Shading Techniques | Basics Of Pencil Shading | Textures Techniques & Patterns

About Anuj Malhotra: Anuj Malhotra is very unlike the usual artist. What sets him apart, is not his work profile but his passion for creativity. Creativity runs in his veins and he very profoundly shares bits of his creativity with the world through his paintings. A distinguished artist Anuj does not believe in the regular run of the mill techniques of painting and art but challenges the boundaries, using new mediums, materials and eclecting thought.

Value Additions

Painting as an artform relies heavily on creativity. Creativity breeds when there is fresh perspective available. Students attending this course on lateral thinking will apply their minds when trying to create a piece of art, using and mixing different materials and trying out designs that are a leap of imagination. This course will provide students freedom of thought that is not restricted, very similar to the artform they are trying to excel in.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits

This course will unveil the potential that lies within every student to think different and not follow assumptions, blindly. This course on lateral thinking will give a boost to their desires of experimenting with different materials and trying to create art pieces that they have conceived.



An open mind that is not afraid to explore and express itself on canvas.

Weekly Schedule

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Section A
Fri 03:30 AM - 04:30 AM America/New_York
Sun 03:30 AM - 04:30 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
Section B
Mon 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM America/New_York
1 Seat
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How will this course help the student?
This course will just simply free up your thoughts and allow you explore some really cool new ways to create your "own" pieces of work.
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
What is lateral thinking and what are its benefits when applied to arts?
Creative or lateral thinking is a skill and not a talent, that is inborn. It can be learnt. Lateral thinking is the process of freeing up the shackles that hold up a thinking process. It is a structured approach towards reaching out to newer ideas. This helps improves creativity.
How does lateral thinking work with human beings?
The brain is not intended for creative thinking. The brains power lies in forming patterns and sticking to these patterns. In order to become creative one needs to block the normal channels and cut across patterns.
What are the styles or techniques of lateral thinking students learn from this course? Who is this course meant for? Can anyone enroll for this course?
Since creative thinking is a skills that can be learnt, the course will enable students to practice some lateral thinking techniques like, alternatives, focus, challenge, random entry, provocation and movement, harvesting, treatment of ideas and six thinking hats. Anybody can benefit from this course. These are general techniques and can be applied to any situation or problem in life or in an organization and not just in art. Students can utilize their learning and apply to any situation.

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