Upcoming Workshops 

A line-up of exciting workshops awaits you at TOSS!

Miniature Painting

QTP Mumbai and Sphere Workshops 
Clay, Nature, and Sculpture
Museum Making 
Fun With Shakespeare 
Demystifying Shakespeare  

DIY Tie-Dye 

Advanced Photography

FTII Digital Cinematography

Date: 5th-7th October

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Mentors: Riyaz Uddin and Chandani Sharma

Course Fees: Rs. 6,000 + GST

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/hKacdxoPLqvGgy7E9

Workshop Highlight:

Miniature painting as other craft forms has been into existence since time immemorial and would exist even in the future. With changing civilization & exchange of culture around the world it has various adaptations.

In this 3-day workshop we will be covering the following:

  • Introduction of Craft & Jaipur
  • Miniature Painting- Introduction & History
  • Understanding of tools & raw materials
  • Stone colours
  • Various styles & techniques of Miniature Painting
  • Practicing small figure
  • Final artwork- Tracing, Drawing, Colouring, Outline, Detailing.

About the Mentors:
Riyaz Uddin is a renowned miniature painting artist from Jaipur. He specializes in Mughal miniature painting and has expanded his vocabulary in the same style into contemporary paintings as well. He is well versed with creating delicate and intricate designs using the single haired brushes used in this art form.
The artist has also collaborated with international artists like Alexander Gorlizki. They work on paintings that take up to a year to complete. These works are included in the collections at Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K., The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, CA, Kudlek van der Grinten Galerie, Cologne, Germany. Group exhibitions include On Paper at Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France.

Chandani Sharma is the founder of Sriijan and a young art enthusiast, interior stylist & designer and a firm believer in Indian crafts. With an experience of 10 years, she has worked as a project and communication manager in various residential, commercial, heritage and restoration projects. Her aim is to meet the necessity of her clients by providing them a more functional and utilitarian space & keeping it aesthetically beautiful and trending.
She has been documenting various traditional Indian crafts in the lanes of Jaipur city, which has existed for generations and are now struggling for an identity in the contemporary world. Her aim is to educate people about the purpose of the existence of these craft forms and it’s utility in their living spaces so that down the line we do not lose our identity of World Heritage Site as declared by UNESCO.

Demystifying Shakespeare

Mentors: Sananda Mukhopadhyaya

Shruti Sridharan

Date: 9th-13th Oct 2019

For Educators

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Fee: Rs. 3,500+GST

Registration Link- https://forms.gle/d8Vsw1QfeubjPkndA

Workshop Highlight:

A workshop for educators, especially those who work with the English Language in high school. Through the course of the workshop, participants will learn how to embody the Bard’s work, learn how to break down his language to make it relevant for children in a fun and interactive ways. 

The aim of the workshop is to help language-based educators understand Shakespeare’s plays through a performative lens, as well as to give them teaching tools to take back into their classrooms.

Museum Making

 Mentors: Sananda Mukhopadhyaya and Shruti Sridharan

Date: 9th-13th Oct 2019

Age: 9-12

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Fee: Rs. 3,000+GST

Registration Link- https://forms.gle/1zdDojbUXfAjBiUY7

Workshop Highlight:

A workshop that allows young children to explore and sharpen their sense of space, design, curation and articulation. Through the course of this workshop, children will explore museum making, and the art of telling stories using objects. This will culminate in a unique and magical museum curated by the children using objects, images and stories from their own imaginations and experiences.

This workshop is designed to allow children to develop real life skills such as observation, organisation, resource management, creative problem solving, and working in a respectful and collaborative environment.

Fun with Shakespeare

Mentors: Sananda Mukhopadhyaya

Shruti Sridharan

Date: 9th-13th Oct 2019

Age: 12-14

Time: 3-5 pm

Fee: Rs. 3,500+GST

Registration Link- https://forms.gle/BYxM2ib3JRgmNcvC6

Workshop Highlight:

A fun interactive drama based workshop that brings everyone’s most loved (or most hated!) Bard alive. Children will explore the magic of Shakespeare, learn about his plays, characters, words and the worlds that he created. This workshop is specially designed to make Shakespeare accessible to young children through drama.

The aim of this workshop is to not only develop a better understanding of the language and context of Shakespeare’s works but to also explore and understand the universal human values embedded in his writing.

Clay, Nature & Sculpture

Mentors: Sananda Mukhopadhyaya

Shruti Sridharan

Date: 9th-13th Oct 2019

Age: 7-9

Time: 3-5 pm

Fee: Rs. 2,500+GST

Registration Link- https://forms.gle/7u37oNZjziQ1SYiP7

Workshop Highlight:

An interactive workshop specially designed to sharpen a child’s observation and imagination of the natural world around them. Through the course of the workshop, children will learn to identify local fauna, observe and collect interesting specimens and work with terracotta clay to create their own sculptures based on patterns that occur in nature.

In a world dominated by screens and technology, this workshop creates a space where the child is actively engaged with their naturalistic and body intelligence and develops a practice of focus, detail oriented observation, and mindful engagement.

About the Mentors:

Sananda Mukhopadhyaya:

Sananda is an arts-based educator and theatre-maker. After graduating in political science from St.Xavier’s College Mumbai in 2008, she began working as the Drama and Theatre Arts teacher at B.D.Somani International School, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. She then went on to head the Young People’s Theatre Programme for Theatre Professions in Mumbai, where she worked with over 20 schools across Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi.

She studied further and pursued her interest in Objects. She undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies from the CSMVS (ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharajVastuSangrahalaya), Mumbai with a focus on Live Interpretation. She then went onto working with the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi and the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Arts, Delhi where her focus was on developing educational programmes.

Sananda makes plays for toddlers, her play Warp and Weft and Oool are currently travelling in the country and abroad. She is also directing her a new play for the Serendipity Festival which will open in December 2019.

Sananda is also a trained Odissi dancer and has also trained in pottery. Her other interests are Trees, books, architecture and illustration.

Shruti Sridharan:

An alumnus of Academy of Theatre Arts, Mumbai University, Shruti is a performer and an Applied Theatre practitioner who specialises in the use of drama in learning and development. She has spent the last few years specialising in working with children, and young- and not-so-young adults using drama and performance arts. She has spent three years working as an instructor in the Drama in Schools Programme (now called YPTP) run by TPPL, and another two and a half years as General Manager and senior Programme Leader at Steps Drama, a drama-based corporate learning and development consultancy, where she used her skills as a facilitator and actor to train and develop corporate employees. 

Her keen interest in various forms of art has led her to train in Carnatic music, Bharatanatyam, film making, creative writing and pottery among other things, both formally as well as through apprenticeship.

Apart from being Co-Founder and Facilitator at Sphere, Shruti runs her own proprietorship consultancy, Yaanay Experiential Learning that engages with corporate organisations to design employee engagement and training modules.

Date: 13th October, 2019

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/xuThoe6EkdRYnmFq7

Course Fees: INR 2,000 (+GST)
(Bring your own cloth for dyeing)

Workshop Highlight

Held in association with DIY – Dye It Yourself, this workshop will acquaint you with history of dyeing and allow you to assimilate the fundamentals of Shibori Tie Dye and Natural Dyeing.

You will explore the existence of natural colors and soak in techniques to extract the yellows, oranges, browns, pinks, blues, reds, and greens from around you.

‘DIY Tie-Dye Workshop’ introduces you to a contemporary and unique world of dyeing traditions. You will have the opportunity of interacting and engaging with experts who have been practicing these arts for generations. You get to experiment with a plethora of natural colors readied especially for the workshop.

We can guarantee that you will go home spattered, inspired, and ready to make your own explorations through color with natural dyes!

To make the workshop all the more special, participants can bring as much fabric, cloth, garments as they want to dye during the workshop.

What Will You Learn?
-History of Natural Dyeing
-Essentials about Natural dyeing
-Detailed processes
-Tie–Dye techniques

Advanced Photography

Date:  14th to 24th Oct. 2019

Duration: 20 hrs

Course Fee: INR 7,000+GST

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/1y4uM9ty48DdgSVM8

Workshop Highlight 

  • Learn to use your camera to better tell your intended story through exploring more complex camera techniques and thinking processes.
  • Take a massive leap forward regarding the quality and creativity of your work.
  • Gain a fuller understanding of how advanced camera techniques should be applied for maximum creative and artistic effect.
  • Discover a new and fresh approach to shooting and thinking about your photography.
  • Improve your visual intelligence dramatically through learning advanced composition and lighting techniques.

About the Mentors

Shobhit Tiwari is a professional photographer specializing in low-light imagery known as ‘lightpainting.’ One of TOSS’s first faculty members, he is an IT Engineering graduate of BMIT, Jaipur. Shobhit transformed his technical knowledge into the field of photography, breaking new ground with experimental low-light imagery. He is the recipient of the Indian National DIGIXX 2018 Award for his ‘lightpainted’ Skoda video advertisement. Shobhit holds a Guinness Word Record for presenting 900 light orbs in a single photograph. Among his clients are IIT Bombay, DDB Mudra Group, OSRAM, Rajasthan Tourism, One Plus, Zostel, and Dainik Bhaskar. Interested in creating images regardless of equipment, he shares his knowledge with all ages through workshops, classes and ‘photo walks.’

Suhasini Tiwari, a scholarship IT Engineer graduate of BMIT, is a teacher by profession and a passionate artist, specializing in photography. She conducts workshops with children and adults introducing them to photography as a medium to find the extraordinary amongst the ordinary. Studying the history and forecasting the future of photography, she shares her learning enriching the critical capabilities of her students. In a collaborative team with her husband Shobhit Tiwari, Suhasini has introduced a series of projects raising awareness about plastic waste, through live ‘lightpainting’ performances in Mumbai and Jaipur. She aspires to take her passion for socially relevant topics to international audiences. At TOSS, Suhasini fosters an atmosphere of visionary learning, encouraging participants to be positively selective in their work.