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Art and Craft Hobby Classes – Summer Camp 2009

In this Summer Camp 2009, Art and Craft Hobby Classes for students of all age groups are available. Classes start from 1st May, 2009 and will continue till 30th June, 2009 at Sector B-11, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

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In this Summer Camp 2009, Art and Craft Hobby Classes for students of all age groups are available. Classes start from 1st May, 2009 and will continue till 30th June, 2009 at Sector B-11, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. 

Students will learn about cartoon illustration, drawing, coloring, painting and crafts. They will work together in groups to produce new items and enjoy their summer vacations, creatively!

In Summer Camp 2009, we will conduct classes and workshops to teach your kids basic art and craft projects in a short span of time and give them easy step-by-step instructions on how to make these ideas come to life. The projects are easy to follow, inexpensive to arrange, and simple enough for children to handle.

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There are many special and interesting packages available for you to choose from.

  • Arts 
    • Drawing
    • Scketching
    • Coloring
    • Cartoon Making
  • Paintings 
    • Acrylic Paintings
    • Oil Paintings
    • Watercolor Paintings
    • Glass Painting
    • Murals
  • Crafts 
    • Ceramic Crafts
    •  Salt dough
    • Paper Crafts
    • Paper-mache
    • Card Making
    • And Many More… 

Upon completion of the Art and Craft Summer Camp 2009 they will not only learn new forms of art and craft but will also improve their creative imagination that will help them in all walks of their life. So, what are you waiting for, Register now by calling 9311291795 before all seats are booked!

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Gallery of Junior Artists

Junior Artists of MyHobbyClass.com showing their art work with a smile. The fun filled, creative, and hands-on experience that they get while drawing and painting provide them joy and hones their imaginative and creative skills.

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Junior Artists of MyHobbyClass.com showing their art work with a smile. The fun filled, creative, and hands-on experience that they get while drawing and painting provide them joy and hones their imaginative and creative skills. Continue reading “Gallery of Junior Artists”

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Fun with Art and Craft for Kids

Are your kids bored, tired of the same old games, or staring at the TV all day? Want to give them something to do that’s fun, creative, and hands-on?Well, then it’s time to try some simple art projects!

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Are your kids bored, tired of the same old games, or staring at the TV all day? Want to give them something to do that’s fun, creative, and hands-on? Well, then it’s time to try some simple art projects! Continue reading “Fun with Art and Craft for Kids”

Drawing – the most inexpensive art

Drawing is one of the most inexpensive hobby. Drawing requires only some materials that are readily available with all of us, such as – pencil (charcoal or ink can be used for shading), clean paper, cloth, eraser. With only these materials and your creative imagination you can create a masterpiece

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Drawing is one of the most inexpensive hobby. Drawing requires only some materials that are readily available with all of us, such as – pencil (charcoal or ink can be used for shading), clean paper, cloth, eraser. With only these materials and your creative imagination you can create a masterpiece

Pencil :- Pencil is used to make an outline sketch of the subject. Pencil of variant grades are used for different purposes. Such as 2B can be used for sketching 3B is used for light shading 4B, 5B are used for dark shading HB or 1B can be used to create sharp and fine lines

The H – 6H pencils are harder and leave a lighter line. These will also work well for lightly sketching in your composition. A 2H pencil with a light hand leaves a barely visible mark. This allows you to map everything out without having to go back and erase and construction lines. Working from light to dark with help you avoid erasing and leave you with a more cohesive drawing.

(charcoal and ink can be used for shading) :- It gives much darker impression than a pencil shading.

Clean paper :- This paper may be used for drawing. Remember to look for the right kind of paper for the medium you are using. If you are planning to use graphite only then a smooth harder paper works best (Bristol is a good sturdy paper). Inks require different paper depending on the tool that you use. If you are using a nib tipped pen or a ball point you will need a smooth hard paper (again Bristol is a good choice). If you plan on using just a brush a sized paper will work best. Water color paper is good choice. If you want to use both nib and brush a Hot Press Water Color paper will work well for both tools. Charcoal requires some tooth. Unlike pencils, charcoal has little (in the case of compressed charcoal) to no (vine charcoal) binder so it will not stick as well to a smooth surface. There is a huge array of charcoal/pastel papers to choose from. Finding the kind that you like will take some searching. To begin with a pad of Rough Newsprint will work until you are ready to move on to the nicer (and more expensive) fine art paper.

Cloth :- A cloth wrapped on a finger can be used for broader shading and to smudge lines and curves.

Eraser :- An eraser can be used for lightening any point on a drawing, so as to make it brighter than surrounding part. There are a few different kinds of eraser and it is important to get the proper eraser for the medium. The Pink eraser is the same kind that is found on a standard yellow pencil. They work well for erasing light marks, but be aware that as they age they will harden and leave pink smudges on the paper. The Plastic or White eraser is a good all purpose eraser. It can easily and cleanly remove light and dark marks. It removes both graphite and charcoal. It is flexible and with an a sharp knife or razor blade you can carve the eraser into a delicate point.

The Art of Drawing

Drawing is an extreme art that can convey to the viewer a clear idea about the scene and subject. Drawing requires more flexibility of finger joints and also the palm. An artist with tremendous ideas can have a good creative drawings in his account.

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Drawing is an extreme art that can convey to the viewer a clear idea about the scene and subject (scene is the situation in the drawing and subject is the main part or action of drawing). Drawing requires more flexibility of finger joints and also the palm. An artist with tremendous ideas can have a good creative drawings in his account.

In the simplest form, drawing is seeing and replicating this as accurately as possible on some medium. This works because the eye works as a pin-hole camera, capturing the view in the retina plane at the back of the eye. The task of the brain is to find out the world and objects in the three-dimensional world from the two-dimensional retinal image. If you want to draw the view, you just have to draw what you see, while ignoring what the brain tells and knows about the three-dimensional world, because that knowledge will not work in the two-dimensional drawing.

First one has to learn to see. This requires some practice, because the brain interprets a lot of things and this makes it harder to see what there actually is. For instance, when you see a face, you categorize it and parts of it a face with eyes, a nose and a mouth. In your mind, you have some simple idea of the basic, symbolic shape of the eye. You can try this by drawing an eye. You probably draw it as a line drawing, with a circle inside an oval, not as a photo-realistic drawing. You possibly draw it like it would be in a face directly looking at you. You might also know how to draw a symbolic eye directly from the side. The problem is that every eye is different and you should be able to draw what you see without your brain telling you what things should look like. You should see and draw what things, look like.

There are some exercises that you can try to make your brain ignore what things should look like. It is possible if you draw something that your brain does not know how to categorize, name or symbolize.

  • Draw the wrinkles on some part of your your hand. Do not look at your drawing. Just very slowly follow the lines in your hand and draw the same lines. This is an exercise to make you see the little details, the drawing itself probably is just a bunch of lines and does not need to be accurate.
  • Find a line drawing of some subject that does not have too much detail. Turn it upside down and draw it. Occlude parts of the original drawing so that you do not see the whole picture at any time. While you draw, compare the angles of the lines and the different shapes the lines make. When you are finished, turn both drawing upside down and see what you draw. You might be surprised about how well you draw.

WaterColor – Common mistakes and how to avoid them

The accidental effects and unpredictable behavior of different pigments are what make watercolor so interesting. This nature of watercolor also calls for watercolor painters to follow extra caution. In this article we will look at some mistakes that watercolor beginners commit and guide you on how to avoid them while making your watercolor paintings.

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The accidental effects and unpredictable behavior of different pigments are what make watercolor so interesting. This nature of watercolor also calls for watercolor painters to follow extra caution. In this article we will look at some mistakes that watercolor beginners commit and guide you on how to avoid them while making your watercolor paintings.

  1. Many young artists dip their paintbrushes directly into paint bottles, or squeeze paint straight out of their tubes on a paintbrush, and apply thick coats of colors to the paper without using palettes. This makes the drawing look patchy and untidy. Take Paint on to a palette with the help of your paintbrush, or squeezing paint out of the tube. Add the right amount of water and mix it using a brush. Begin your coloring only then.
  2. In the picture, if the color you are using has extra water in it, don’t try to dry it by wiping it with your rag. You might end up smudging the picture or getting colors from rag onto the picture. Excess paint should be removed by absorbing it with a clean, dry brush.
  3. Use a plastic or wooden box (longer than brush) to carry your paint brushes. this keeps the tip of your brushes safe and prevents them from getting bent or damaged. Avoid carrying brushes in a cloth or plastic pouch.
  4. After finishing the painting, check that all the lids match with the paint bottles before closing them. Otherwise, the color in the lid will get mixed with the color in the bottle and spoil it.
  5. Use only a white palette and/or tile to mix colors. On a dark colored palette you will not be able to recognize shade of the color that you are mixing.

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Basics of Watercolour Painting

Watercolor painting is extremely old, dating perhaps to the cave paintings found in various civilizations. Painting with watercolor can become a very addictive pastime. Watercolor is not a medium to be mastered or conquered. The accidental effects and unpredictable behavior of different pigments are what make watercolor so interesting.

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Watercolor painting is extremely old, dating perhaps to the cave paintings found in various civilizations. Painting with watercolor can become a very addictive pastime. Watercolor is not a medium to be mastered or conquered. The accidental effects and unpredictable behavior of different pigments are what make watercolor so interesting. Continue reading “Basics of Watercolour Painting”

Paper Craft – Giant Tissue Paper Flowers

These bold blossoms are fun to make and sure to add a bright touch to a Flower Party or any festive event. You can also make smaller flower by taking small sheets of tissue papers. Go ahead and create colorful flowers for your flower pot.

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These bold blossoms are fun to make and sure to add a bright touch to a Flower Party or any festive event. You can also make smaller flower by taking small sheets of tissue papers. Go ahead and create colorful flowers for your flower pot.

CRAFT MATERIALS:

  • For each flower, you’ll need:
  • 6 large sheets of tissue paper in different colors
  • 1 pipe cleaner
  • Scissors
  • Two 6-foot lengths of green crepe paper
  • One 4-foot bamboo garden stake
  • Tape

Process

  1. For each flower, stack 6 different-colored sheets of tissue paper, then fold the stack accordion style the long way.
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  3. Twist a pipe cleaner around the center.
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  5. Round both ends of the stack with scissors.
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  7. Open the flower by gently pulling up 1 layer of tissue paper at a time toward the center.
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  9. Turn over the flower and use the pipe cleaner ends to attach two 6-foot strips of crepe paper streamers to the bottom of the flower.
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  11. Now take those same ends and wrap them around one end of a bamboo garden stake. Tape them in place to secure.
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Paper Craft – White Lillies

Brighten your home with a touch of spring: a bouquet of easy-to-care-for paper lilies.They are so easy, you can make a full bouquet within an hour or two. These lilies looks very elegant and beautiful.

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Brighten your home with a touch of spring: a bouquet of easy-to-care-for paper lilies.They are so easy, you can make a full bouquet within an hour or two. These lilies looks very elegant and  beautiful.
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Salt Dough Craft an Introduction

Salt dough is a great way to model favorite fun characters, festive decorations, styling your house or even ornaments and handmade gifts. You need no special skills, tools, equipments or ingredients for this very inexpensive hobby.

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Salt dough is a great way to model favorite fun characters, festive decorations, styling your house or even ornaments and handmade gifts. You need no special skills, tools, equipments or ingredients for this very inexpensive hobby.

It’s also a great modeling dough, similar to playdough, but the kids can make this themselves and only need adult help or supervision on the cooking or drying stage and final varnish sealing stage.

Salt Dough can be colored with food coloring, natural things such as cocoa powder, paprika, saffron but we would be using more cost effective, poster paints, acrylic or even water color paints.

Material Required

The ingredients needed to make Salt Dough Craft are very simply; flour, salt, water and paints to color the craft item. These ingredients are readily available.

  • FLOUR : This should be good quality white flour. Salt dough can be made with rye flour or whole meal flour for a more rustic effect and a darker colored dough.
  • SALT : This needs to be a fine grain table or cooking salt.
  • WATER : Slightly tepid or lukewarm water will help to give a smoother dough as it dissolves the grains of salt a little more quickly.
  • PAINTS : you can use any type of paints for decorating your dough. Watercolor paints are recommend as you can wipe off any mistakes and it is easier to clean the brushes and it is easier to clean the brushes. Acrylic paints are water based and due to it quick drying effect it is difficult to hide mistakes. Also, you can add paint while kneading the dough or can choose to painted once dry. Generally I paint them after drying this help prevent wastage of unused colored dough.
  • VARNISH : The best type of varnish to use is an ordinary wood varnish, available from any hardware store. never use a water based acrylic varnish. these quickly drying verities soak into the dough and will smudge any paint you have applied.

Tools and Equipments

  • Large mixing bowl.
  • Brushes
  • Paper clips.
  • Cloves and black headed map pins.
  • Baking sheets (optional)
  • Modeling tools (optional)
  • Hand Gloves (optional)

Dough Craft Making Process

  1. First we need to prepare the dough. Take 4 Cup Flour, 2cup Salt and 2cup Water. Mix the three ingredients and knead a soft dough for making craft models. Checks that your dough is the correct consistency, so that you can start giving shape to your model.
  2. Once you have kneaded your salt dough, it will be smooth and white, pliable and won’t stick to your hands or your work surface. Now decide what you are going to make, will it be a favorite cartoon character, a bowl, an intricate ornament or an item for decoration?
  3. Do you need to color some of your salt dough before you model it? Salt dough can be colored at this stage if you want to use different colors to make different elements of your character or craft item.Now this can be a little messy, so you may want to use gloves. Start with a little paint, then add more, little by little, kneading into the dough as you go. If it gets too wet with paint, you can add more flour. Knead it all well.
  4. Templates can be very useful in shaping the dough in the desired shape. This helps if you want to create many similar shaped designs for your craft item. You can make any sized item as long as it fits in your oven.
  5. Baking and drying the object is very easy. Dough craft is dried by balking it for several hours at a lower temperature. Salt dough should be baked at temperature between 100-120 degree centigrade (200-250 degree Fahrenheit) in a fan assisted oven.
    Though some times excessive heat may burn the dough when it first goes in the oven. Long baking in a 100C oven is the best. Browning can be done at the end when the temperature should be raised to 180C but no higher. If the dough has been colored it may be better to dry in the open air and not bake at all.

    Tips: cover very exposed areas with foil to prevent over cooking and open the oven door every so often to allow moisture to escape.

  6. You can also paint your salt dough character after you have made it. Once the character is dried, use your imagination to paint it with colors of your choice.
  7. Allow the paint to dry. Now you can apply some Varnish to add glaze to the Salt Dough Craft item you have just created.

Acrylic Painting a Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to paint with acrylic paint, including tips on supplies, techniques and benefits of acrylics with this free series of video art lessons.

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Learn how to paint with acrylic paint, including tips on supplies, techniques and benefits of acrylics with this free series of video art lessons. Continue reading “Acrylic Painting a Step-by-Step Guide”