Facilitated by Anpu Varkey
18 & 19 October 2021, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Part of the Methods series
In this two-day online intensive workshop, participants will learn to develop single layer stencils, which can be then used to spray on walls, bins, T-shirts, electric boxes, or any other metal surface. The sessions will guide the participants through, techniques of cutting, layering, and painting and possibilities thereafter.
The workshop is open to all participants who are 18 years and above. Interested participants are expected to commit their presence on all days. The sessions will take place on Zoom.
A cutter/ exacto knife, (precision knife), a cutting mat (any hard surface that might not leave a scratch in table) acrylic paints, a small 2 inch roller or sponge, a palette or any surface to roll the paints, spray paints (optional), tape or gum, thick chart paper (A3 size 3 sheets), A3 size normal cartridge paper (5 sheets).
The participants will be provided with 2 images which will have to be printed out before the start of the workshop. Participants also need to arrange an A4 size black and white print out of their choice, any photograph of an object, animal, portrait, etc. Please make sure it’s slightly blown up and has a high contrast, the central image should be big enough to cut.
Addicted to heights, time travel and insipid barren landscapes, Anpu Varkey since 2011 has worked on monumental public art murals across the country and abroad, and has co organized several street art festivals in India. In 2014, she self-published her first graphic book ‘Jaba’, which takes a look at a day in the life of her companion cat.Summer’s Children’, her second book, the first edition was also self-published in 2019, followed by an eponymous exhibition of Anpu Varkey’s original drawings and animations at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, under the young artist of our times series, devised by Akansha Rastogi. She has a penchant for climbing trees and hanging on ladders.
Methods : A series of artist led medium workshops organised by KNMA
The force driving at the crux of the segment has been to re-examine the mandate of a medium centric ‘workshop’ and looks beyond the usual format of craft-hobby workroom sessions. At the heart of each session is a chosen artist with their unique style of expression and fashioned in an actively interactive module of facilitator-participant format. This KNMA series highlights how the paradigmatic shifts in contemporary art making need to be registered at individual levels and not merely as institutional applied skill dissemination. The workshop opens up room for both artists and non-artists as well as keen learners to interact with practitioners from a wide spectrum of styles and media to reimagine the tools and raw material for art making - ranging from drawings, maps, personal memories to printing techniques to textual excerpts to found or broken objects, just to name a few.
Module curators: Neha Tickoo and Madhurima Chaudhuri