A mandala is a geometric configuration of symbols. Mandala means ‘circle’ in Sanskrit. Drawing mandalas as a form of art therapy can reduce anxiety, tension and overall stress. Drawing stimulates creativity and is a way to release emotional blockages. The defining criterion for a dot painting is the technique used – that it is produced by repeated imprints of a paint covered brush, dotting stick or other implement onto the surface of the painting and that in doing so, there are recognisable ‘dot‘ marks on the canvas.
Benefits of Mandala
At Tvastra we provide you with 2 Courses in Mandala. Basic Course and Advance Course. The best thing about designing your own mandalas is that you have the freedom to choose whatever shape and colour that you feel express your sense of self and your view of reality. Once you know the basic step of how to draw a mandala, you can try new ideas and new colours each time you draw a new mandala.
The ready to use materials and tool kit needed for the course are provided by us.
The good news is you can learn Canvas Painting at any age. You don’t need to know how to draw in order to paint. All you need is the desire to create and the discipline to practice and develop your technique. You’ll make plenty of mistakes, but that’s part of the learning process. Ultimately, the creation of art is what’s important, not the road you take to get there.
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The terms “palette knife” and “knife painting ” are often
Tanjore Painting or Thanjavur painting is a classical South Indian painting style, which was inaugurated from
Relief Art is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain
Alcohol inks are brightly colored dye-based paints that are most often
Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the
With resin, you can create works of art that enchant
One Stroke painting is a popular and interesting decorative painting technique where double
Brush Pen Calligraphy is a style of writing similar to calligraphy. With
Brush Pen Calligraphy is a style of writing similar to calligraphy. With each letter, heavy pressure is applied on the downward stroke and light pressure is applied with every upward stroke. Because of the use of pressure and the appearance of the letters, brush lettering is commonly known as modern calligraphy.
Brush Pen Calligraphy is done using the pens that have nylon tips. The course covers the basics of strokes , types of fonts and then how to make your own compositions. Learning of brush pen calligraphy is much creative and fun.
One Stroke painting is a popular and interesting decorative painting technique where double and multi-loading is used to achieve highlights, shadows and color changes in one stroke. In simpler words, it consists of loading a brush with two separate colours and achieving the shading and highlighting in one stroke.
The one-Stroke method lets you blend, shade, basecoat and highlight all in one stroke – and hence makes painting quick and easy. It is perfect for anyone to try especially a beginner, and it’s so versatile that decorative artists of any skill level will enjoy its speed and simplicity.
With resin, you can create works of art that enchant with their clarity, luminosity, brilliance and depth. Resins, or Epoxy resins as their actual name goes, are a two-component system consisting of resin and hardener. By mixing the two components, a chemical reaction takes place so that the liquid resin gradually hardens to a solid substance.
Color pigments or other additives are added to the resin. Different effects can be created by choosing the painting ground, the type of casting, the colors and the additives. If you like experimenting, you will love working with resin.
Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, brush, among other writing instruments. One such unique and traditional way is through cut nib pens. Changing the pressure render thin and thick strokes and once practiced look very elegant. A contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as, “the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner”.Calligraphy continues to flourish in the forms of wedding and event invitations, font design and typography, original hand-lettered logo design, religious art, announcements, graphic design and commissioned calligraphic art, cut stone inscriptions, and memorial documents. It is also used for props and moving images for film and television, testimonials, birth and death certificates, maps, and other written works.
Alcohol inks are brightly colored dye-based paints that are most often used in creating free flowing textures. They can be used alone in mixed media projects such as printing and stamping, jewelry making, fabric dying, and brightening up household objects.
They are fast drying, moisture-resistant and permanent once dry, and will work perfectly on almost any clean, oil-free surface. We can use them for stamping, scrap booking, textile and fine arts – the creative opportunities are endless! Whether you’re interested in abstract or realism techniques, alcohol inks are sure to bring an element of excitement to your work.
Relief Art is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material. The term relief is from the Latin verb relevo, to raise. To create a sculpture in relief is to give the impression that the sculpted material has been raised above the background plane. Relief art is also called Persian art. The entire art is done by coning. Materials used for coning is generally marble powder and Fevicol.
Tanjore Painting or Thanjavur painting is a classical South Indian painting style, which was inaugurated from the town of Thanjavur. It is distinguished by its famous gold coating. Thanjavur paintings are characterised by rich and vivid colors, simple iconic composition, glittering gold foils overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work and inlay of glass beads and pieces or very rarely precious and semi-precious gems.
The terms “palette knife” and “knife painting ” are often used interchangeably, but they’re quite different. A palette knife is usually straight, has a rounded tip, and is designed for mixing paints on the palette. A painting knife has a pointed tip, is slightly bent like a trowel, and is perfectly suited for painting on canvas. Their shape helps keep your fingers out of the wet paint you’ve just applied.
Painting knives come in a range of sizes and styles and are usually made from metal. The size of the blade directly correlates to the painting effect you can achieve—a short blade produces sharp, angular strokes; a long blade allows you to put down sweeps of color; a rounded blade is ideal for dabbing spots of pigment and building up layers; and a sharply-pointed blade allows you to scratch into the painted surface to create a sgraffito effect.