What Is It?

The idea behind St+art India, the non-profit venture creating beautiful street art around India’s metro cities, is to make art accessible to people — to spark a thought or just to be the reason for somebody’s smile. The street artists associated with it are taking the nation by storm, evident through their success in Delhi and Mumbai so far. In namma Bengaluru this month, as part of the festival, they want you come join them for a workshop or four. How, you ask? The inspiring artists of St+art India, in collaboration with Art in Transit {a public art initiative by the students of Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology in collaboration with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.} are hosting workshops over the weekend!

Who Is It For?

Have you walked down the metro walkway at MG Road and felt a sense of tingling joy? Does art make you feel like the world is a beautiful place? Ever wanted to try your hand at any form of graphics? If your answers were affirmative, then this workshop is definitely for you. The skills you develop here will boost your creativity and show you how you can take it to the streets.

Why Should I Go For It?

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Day One has two local artists helming the sessions. Look out for street artist, Ullas Hydoor’s {aka TATU} stencil workshop which will be followed by a session on inclusive street art by Poornima Sukumar, founder of Aravani Art Project {a public art initiative which works with the transgender community}. Day Two will be about a graffiti workshop by Belgrade-based Artez, who creates lifelike graffiti with rich colours. Hanif Kureshi, the co-founder and artistic director of St+Art India, finishes off with a workshop on sign paintings. It’s a simple process of passing on inspiration from one curious mind to another.

When: Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23

Where: Bal Bhavan, Cubbon Park, Kasturba Road Entrance

Price: INR 2,000 (Register Below)

Timings: 11am-6pm

Contact: +91 9901810499

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Photos: Sameer Raichur