Decorative Art

In this art form the object that is created is both beautiful and functional and is concerned with the design and decoration and is prized for its utility. It does not belong to the general category of painting or sculpture.
  • Ceramic – “Ceramic art is created by using ceramic powder to make a smooth dough and creating beautiful shapes and forms such as flowers, vases, containers or even sculptures”
  • 3D Murals – “Mural painting is the truest form of three-dimensional painting since it takes and modifies the space around it. It is generally painted directly on the walls and ceilings but we will be teaching them on a hard and flat surface. We will also teach how to provide texture and an embossed effect to each piece”
  • Mosaic – “Mosaic is the art of creating pictures and patterns on a surface by setting small pieces of colored glass, marble or other materials in a bed of cement, plaster or adhesive. The glass pieces are precut and then assembled on the cement. It is often used in decorative art or interior decoration”
  • Glue Gun – “Glue-Gun Art involves heating glue sticks in a special kind of gun; the glue oozes out of the gun and can be used to create intricate designs. This type of glue dries more quickly than others”
  • Mandala – “Mandala, meaning Circle in Sanskrit, is an abstract form that has an identifiable center point from which various shapes and forms emanate to create complex and intricate designs. It is considered to be inspirational and therapeutic in many cultures”
  • Mehendi – “Mehendi needs no introduction – it has become an immutable part of Indian culture. Made out of dry Henna leaves, Mehendi designs are exquisite and unique”
  • Zentangle – “Zentangle is an easy, relaxing, and a fun way to create beautiful and structured patterns. These pieces are created with a combination of dots, lines and simple curves that expand creativity and imagination without worrying about the end result.”
  • Warli – “Warli art was created by certain tribes of Maharashtra and Gujarat and employs basic graphic vocabulary such as circles, squares and triangles to. This art form is traditionally done on walls but we will be teaching them on a hard and flat surface”
  • Madhubani – “Madhubani painting is one of the many famous Indian art forms. Often characterized by complex geometrical patterns, these paintings are known for representing ritual content for specific occasions such as festivals and rituals. The colors used in Madhubani paintings are usually derived from plants and other natural sources and are often bright.”
  • Gond – “Gond Art originated from the Gond Adivasi community primarily in Madhya Pradesh. The Gonds used natural sources such as charcoal, colored soil, mud and flowers to paint on walls; however, due to a scarcity of natural colors, modern Gond art also uses poster colors. Gond Art uses a lot of dots and dashes to increase the amount of detail as well as retain a sense of balance and symmetry.”