Expressing is extremely important. Self-expression is one, if not the most important way of connecting, navigating and growing with people around you. Painting is like a visual language of expression and communication. Combining the two makes this workshop by Bombay Drawing Room called An Abstract Expressionism – Action Painting Workshop. As the name suggests, it is a style of abstract painting which employs the use of colors and textures, instead of recognizable objects, putting emphasis on the expression of inner emotions, wisdom, and true artistic focus. You get to express your mind, feelings or maybe just the love for colors on a canvas and feel awesome about it.
Keeping emotions bottled within can be dangerous and this workshop was sure a rescue. In this action painting workshop you break away from the conventional way of painting, giving yourself a chance to create whatever is in your head with colors, brushes, palette knives and if you like, your hands. You'll create a work of art that is free of structure and form, right from your heart.
Although abstract painting is sans boundaries and regulations, there are certain techniques that can enhance your painting; this workshop introduced us to some of these techniques. The artist and instructor for this workshop was Siddharth Pathak, who came all the way from Pune to give us his time and an enriching session. We were asked to choose a feeling or emotion (happiness for example) and make a painting we think would express it. While we were spilling our favorite colors on the canvas, he was guiding and helping us achieve what we wanted from the painting. He also taught us four simple steps to create an abstract masterpiece. Our paintings were complete in two hours and they all looked fantastic.
The workshop was a shade apart from the other painting workshop. Bombay Drawing Room is all about a non-judgemental environment that inspires everyone to enjoy the process of creating. There were no bars set for the painting and you just had to enjoy yourself and the colors around. Founded by a self-taught artist Snehal Patil, Bombay Drawing Room was created by the vision to encourage creative expression in everyday settings. They believe that art is a spontaneous expression that resides in all of us and must be provided with a creative outlet. For many of us who do not explore our creative side, it is simply because we never had a chance to. They hope to share their joyful experience and passion for creating through Bombay Drawing Room by curating spaces and interactions that catalyze expression and forge new friendships in a relaxed and non-judgmental environment.
As Bombay Drawing Room understands your need for art, they also know the need for food. Hence, you are given some options of filling and delicious snacks and drinks to order from including beer, and everything you eat from that menu is on the house. All the supplies will be provided by them too. You just have to sit, enjoy and learn how to create great art filled with confidence, spontaneity, and self-expression.
It is said that in art, all mankind is one. So experience one of these sessions from Bombay Drawing Room where you get to be yourself, without the fear of being judged and make art. Trust me, this is no exaggeration.
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24th February, Bengaluru
24th February, Bandra
24th February, Lower Parel
24th February, Colaba
25th February, Andheri
25th February, Powai
25th February, Lower Parel