Lesson 1 - The Healing Chakra
Overview: The word chakra is an ancient term referring to the spinning vortexes of our body's natural energy system. Chakra means 'wheel' in Sanskrit. There are seven primary chakras, each linked to a specific part of the human body. The chakras work as conductors of energy and each one has a unique frequency. The base chakra has the lowest frequency and the crown chakra has the highest frequency.
There are seven main chakras, from top to bottom.
Each chakra is associated with a specific color that reflects a type of vibration or frequency radiating through it
1. Red - the root chakra
2. Orange - the sacral chakra
3. Yellow - solar plexus chakra
4. Green - the heart chakra
5. Blue (sapphire blue or turquoise) - the throat chakra
6. Purple (or deep indigo) the forehead chakra
7. White (sometimes purplish white) - the crown chakra.
Lesson 2 - Mandala Art
Overview: Mandala is the Sanskrit word for "circle" or completion! When somebody creates a Mandala, it becomes a window for exploring ones inner self. The process of creating a Mandala is a form of meditation in itself. It is a stress relieving exercise that is quick and simple to do.
The Mandala represents the Universe and gives us a sense of connectivity, as we examine our own connection within. It is used for insight, healing and self-expression in a circular design, reflecting the wholeness of the person creating it.
We can look to nature to witness forms of organic mandalas. From flowers, the rings inside the tree trunk, a pebble thrown in a pond, sea shells and a snail. Where there is a central starting point allowing for a circular pattern to emerge, it is in essence, the beginning and the end of a Mandala. By creating these circular patterns one can achieve peace and balance.
The practice of Mandalas helps the creator to self-express. Mandala Art is the process of creating circles and symmetric images which helps to promote mindfulness, focus, attention and healing.
Mandalas are representation of our emotional, physical, spiritual well-being leading to a more meaningful life.
One doesn't have to be an accomplished artist in order to create a Mandala, it is extremely easy to do. It is less about artistic merit and more about creative and intuitive flow of inner thoughts. The Mandalas are circular forms beginning with a center point, with guided meditation this art emanates further more simple shapes and forms from the central dot.
Lesson 3 - Decorative art with Pebbles
Overview: Decorative Art, is a visual and aesthetically pleasing art that serves a useful function such as a piece of furniture, tableware, and textiles
In contrast to the fine arts of painting and sculpture, this term refers to the design of everyday objects that are turned into works of art. These objects are often purely ornamental. The decorative arts include textiles, jewelry, glasswork, and ceramics.
Ceramics, glassware, basketry, jewelry, metal ware, furniture, textiles, clothing, and other such goods are the objects most commonly associated with the decorative arts. Many decorative arts, such as basketry or pottery, are also commonly considered to be craft.
Lesson 4 - How to draw and Color Realistic flower
Overview: Realism in the arts is the accurate, detailed, unembellished depiction of nature or of contemporary life. Realism rejects imaginative idealization in favor of a close observation of outward appearances. It can be a portrayal of the lives, appearances, problems, and customs of the society. Realism, sometimes called naturalism, in the arts is generally the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, or implausible, exotic, and supernatural elements.
In the visual arts, illusionistic realism is the accurate depiction of life forms, perspective, and the details of light and color.
Realism is the precise, detailed and accurate representation in art of the visual appearance of scenes and objects
Lesson 5 - Still Life
Overview: A still life painting is a piece that features an arrangement of inanimate objects as its subject. Still life includes all kinds of man-made or natural objects, cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, fish, game, wine and so on. The earliest known still life paintings were created by the Egyptians in the 15th century BCE. Funerary paintings of food-including crops, fish, and meat-have been discovered in ancient burial sites. The most famous ancient Egyptian still-life was discovered in the Tomb of Menna, a site whose walls were adorned with exceptionally detailed scenes of everyday life.
Still Life Lessons are the best way to discover and practice the basic techniques of drawing and painting. You can take the drawing and painting skills that you learn from these lessons and apply them to any subject in art.
The magic of still life paintings is that they can show us a new way of looking at the ordinary objects around us. Once they are placed into a specific arrangement and then captured in paint, ink, pastel, or any other medium - the objects take on a whole new meaning. They are imbued with a life beyond the ordinary. Their existence becomes recorded in time.
The objects chosen for a still life painting often have a special meaning, either on a personal, cultural, societal, religious or philosophical level. The themes surrounding the artwork often provoke introspection and reflection in the viewer. The way that the objects are depicted can evoke a wide variety of emotions, depending on their arrangement, as well as the lighting, color choice, and handling of the paint. These are all things to take into account when viewing a still life artwork. They are especially important to consider when you are creating one.
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Artanantya is an education company that has its prime focus in Fine Arts. Our academic programs are designed to suit a wide range of people - Students, Artists, Professionals, General Public, Senior Citizens, and Women & Corporates who have an interest to learn art.
The study programs include a varied range of practical knowledge accompanied with series of lectures, presentations, live demo & guided field visits. By offering these programs we ensure that the beneficiaries take back knowledge, creative skills, appreciation for art and the needful competencies to pursue art as a serious career or hobby.
1. Since 2015 across 7 centres in Chennai
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