STONE CARVING WORKSHOP BY KRUTIKA AVLANI

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We are conducting a ‘Stone Carving Workshop’ by Krutika Avlani on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May, 2016 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (both days) at Space 118, 118, Wadi Bunder Road, Opp. Copper Castle bldg., Near St. Mary’s School, Mazagaon, Mumbai-400010. For directions kindly see our website – http://space118.com/contact

ABOUT KRUTIKA AVLANI: Krutika Avlani holds a Masters of Commerce degree in Accounts and completed an Advanced Certification course in Arts from Nanavati College. She transformed her passion for the arts and crafts into a full time profession of teaching and practicing stone carving. Krutika has conducted workshops and various exhibitions on stone carving across Mumbai since the last five years, and has also won many accolades for her work. Her workshops cater to both kids and adults, covering a diverse range of categories from kid’s crafts to large wall murals.

WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT: Stone Carving is the oldest known work of representational art. In modern times, this technique is done on light weight cement blocks manufactured by Siporex and Magicrete. As the material is light, porous and easy to carve, simple household tools like knife cutters and wood carving tools are used for carving these blocks. Murals designed, can be used for interiors and exteriors. The siporex murals are made on a plywood base and painted in acrylics or oil paints and then lacquered.

Day 1: On Saturday 28th May – Participants will be taught how to sculpt the stone. The student will select the design and sketch it on stone with pencil. Next, they will be taught how to mark certain levels for sculpting. They will then chisel the stone on the drawn design to give it the desired shape. Once the design is ready, students will file the edges of stone with sand paper. The murals will be kept to dry overnight.

Day 2: On Sunday 29th May – Participants will colour the mural with oil paints using the rubbing technique. Finally, the murals will be varnished and then set aside to dry. You will be taking the murals on the plywood base back home.

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET: An apron and a rag cloth or towel

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Open to ages 15 and above

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED: All materials will be provided and inclusive in the fees – Siporex Block of 8″ X 12″ per participant, Wooden support, Artist oil paint and brushes, Carving Tools, Turpentine, Varnish and Base paint, Palettes, Water containers, Lesson Print-outs, Bandages and other First Aid requirements.

WHAT YOU HAVE TO PAY:

The fees for this workshop is available on request.

Tea and light refreshments will be served.

Since we have limited seats we will confirm your spot only after receiving the payment for this workshop by 24th May, 2016.

For registration information please call – 9820098755 or email –space118studios@gmail.com