Workshops and art shows you’ve got to attend this summer

  • Soma Das, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2016 21:52 IST
Learn the basics of tattooing including shading, how to work the tattoo machine and work with needles (Photo: iStock)

Learn a craft, catch an art show or two: best reasons to get out of the sun this season


> Te tolanche dhaga navhate

Prabhakar Pachpute’s family has worked in the coal mines of Chandrapur for generations. Now, the artist combines his research and his personal experience to create surreal images.

When: April 12 to May 15
Where: NGMA, MG Road, Fort
Call: 2288 1969


Can our selfie-obsessed minds see a face even in a landscape? Ahmedabad-based artist Ravi Joshi’s exhibition Field explores this thought through a collection of 100 small format canvases. In his works, landscapes morph into portraiture and he urges you to view two trees as a human image of limbs and faces.

When: Till April 30, 10.30am to 6.30pm
Where: The Loft, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel
Call: 9769 457917

>Feedback Loop

Curated by Kanchi Mehta, this exhibition showcases intriguing exhibits by eight emerging artists. Influenced by cause and effect but in reverse, the title refers to a channel formed when an effect returns to its cause. Don’t miss Madhavi Gore’s live feed where she tries to be ‘productive’ at a studio for three hours.

When: Till April 23, 11am to 6pm
Where: Tarq, Dhanraj Mahal, CSM Marg, Apollo Bunder
Call: 6615 0424

Boat People by PS Jalaja is on display at Tarq

> The best of Galerie Isa

If you haven’t viewed Galerie Isa’s abstract exhibitions through the year, it’s time to catch up. Our pick: the abstract artwork by Germany-based artist Gregor Hildebrandt made using cassettes.

When: Till April 22, 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Galerie Isa, Great Western Building, SBS Road, Fort
Call: 6637 3432

>Soil Oil

Oil has influenced the course of history from the days of World War II. Now, artist Sachin Bonde uses maps, flags and fighter planes to explain the allure of oil. He highlights the 2011 incident when Yashwant Sonawane, additional district collector of Malegaon, was burned alive for exposing the oil mafia.

When: Till May 15
Where: RBT Group, Clark House, 8 Nathalal Parekh Marg
Call: 72083 39110

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>Bake bread

Bread lovers, take note. You don’t have to buy expensive artisanal bread anymore. Instead, you can bake your own loaf at home. This workshop by Blue Bulb will teach you to make two types of artisanal bread.

When: Monday to Saturday
Where: Anywhere in the city
Price: Rs 1,799 per person onwards

Master the art of making two kinds of artisanal bread (Photo: iStock)

>Paint a storm

Paint, drink, eat and socialise — that’s the concept behind Paintstorm. The monthly event offers guidance on making acrylic artwork.This edition, the theme is Abbey Road, the album by The Beatles. Only for those above 21.

When: April 24, 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Where: Doppio, Breach Candy

>Ink it right

Fascinated by tattoos but don’t know anything about it? Learn the basics including shading, how to work the tattoo machine and work with needles.

Where: Aliens Tattoo Studio, K2, Old Sonal Industrial Estate, Malad Link Road, Malad (W)
Call: 9833 065209
Price: Rs 75,000

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> Stage a laugh riot

If you always thought you had a funny bone, now is the time to hone it. The Pomegranate Y-IMPACT Theatre Mentorship introduces you to stand-up, comedic sketches, song and music parodies, buffoonery and genres like satire, parody and farce.

When: May 14 and 15, 10 am to 2 pm; May 28 and 29, 10 am to 2 pm; June 2 to 11, 10 am to 2 pm
Where: PL Deshpande Academy, Prabhadevi
Call: 9820521940
Price: Rs 27,250

>Dance your way

Learn the A to Z of dance through this three-week intensive course that covers contemporary, ballet, hot jazz heels, zumba, jazz, hip-hop, kathak, Bollywood, gymnastics and dance history and archiving.

Age: 14 years to 30 years
When: May 2 to 20, 3pm to 6pm
Call: 99201 11033

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