This sum­mer, pick up a

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new craft as a wood­cut work­shop is set to take you through the process of the an­cient art of print­mak­ing. Del­hibased artist An­jali Goel, whose art prac­tise has in­volved print­mak­ing and books, will teach you how to carve your own re­lief wood blocks and use them to cre­ate in­ter­est­ing prints. The day-long work­shop in­cludes ma­te­rial and you will be able to take your own mas­ter­piece back as a sou­venir of a sum­mer day well-spent.

Ta­maala, the venue for the work­shop was started by Vi­nay Prashant, 44, and Su­varna Ka­mak­shi, 42, as an art gallery aimed to bridge the gap be­tween vis­ual arts and hand­i­craft. It is here that ru­ral ar­ti­sans share space with up­com­ing con­tem­po­rary artists to cre­ate a vis­ual spec­ta­cle. A prac­tis­ing artist her­self, Ka­mak­shi works with wood and clay and has col­lab­o­rated with lac­quer work ar­ti­sans from Chan­na­p­atana to cre­ate new work. “The need for work­shops to help peo­ple un­der­stand art and craft was im­mi­nent. How­ever, here the fo­cus is as much on the artist as the craft. We don’t dis­crim­i­nate be­tween ru­ral and ur­ban artists or crafts that have been passed on over gen­er­a­tions,” ex­plains Prashant.

An­jali Goel (ex­treme right) with par­tic­i­pants On June 2 Time 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. At Ja­yarama Reddy com­plex, 24th main road Tel 8884816333 Price Rs 2,100

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