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What to do this summer

entertainment Updated: Apr 23, 2011 00:11 IST

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My Guitar Academy
This academy teaches both the acoustic and the bass guitar in four levels each. A special two-month long summer workshop programme is going to begin from May 15 — with an emphasis on theoretical and practical learning. A total of 16 classes will be conducted in the workshop. A special discount is also on offer.
Registration is open.
When: Two classes a week Address: K-145 Krishna Park Extn, outer ring road, Vikas Puri
Fee: Rs 3,000
Tel: 9811890707
Website: www.myguitaracademy.com

Improvisedtheatre
Delhi-based actor’s studio, Fade In 3i, presents a summer workshop that aims at developing theatrical skills of its participants. In this workshop, participants will go through various exercises every day in order to shed their inhibitions. Unlike other workshops, here the idea is to involve audience and take their suggestions. It's a step-by-step devised workshop, which will focus on the techniques of acting, breathing, improvisations and much more. Designed by actor Gaurav Nanda, this workshop is divided into various levels. Another interesting feature are the Advanced Acting Technique Worshops.
Registration is open
When: Second week of May
Fee: R1,500
Tel: 9920622293

Getting on the ‘path of music’
This workshop is a one-stop destination for all your creative needs. Here, you can learn music and dance — classical and western. Having been around for more than 15 years now, it provides one-to-one teaching and helps students recognise their interest areas and skills. And, it’s not all fun and games, the vocal, instrumental and dance courses are certified by Trinity College of London, Royal College of London and Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. The workshop begins with the initial level and goes on to the masters level. The ones who don’t have their own instruments should not worry as it would be provided with them from the centre.
Registration is open.
Timing: May 17 to June 25
Fee: Rs 2,000
Where: House No. 98, Sector 23,
NR HP Petrol Pump Palam Vihar, Gurgaon.
Website: www.pathofmusic.com
Tel: 9810880136

Himanshu Art Institute
If you’re keen on discovering your artistic side, then drop by the 14-year-old institute. All summer long there are programmes open to people of all age groups, offering an array of options such as fine art, painting classes, art classes etc. Here participant can learn dry leaf painting, smoke painting, quilling art and many more. The workshop has a well-trained faculty with the provision of one-to-one teaching. Beginners can also apply as the workshop starts from the basic level.
Registration is open.
When: May to June
Registration Fee: Depends
on the package that you have opted for
Website: www.himanshuartinstitute.com
Where: 7/13, Old Rajendra Nagar, Delhi- 110060
Tel: 011 43557340

Delhi Photography Club
This workshop is for the beginners. With non-technical and simple explanations, the workshop will aid students understand the basics of photography. The focus of the faculty members is to inculcate knowledge on the basis of hands-on-experience. Participants are not required to bring any professional camera; a basic digital camera will be suffice. There will also be a Heritage Photo Walk and the works of the participants will be displayed at the American Embassy. Some of the works will also be selected for an exhibition.
Registration is open
When: May 30 to June 10
Where: American Embassy School, Chanakya Puri
Fee: Rs 4,500
Website: www.delhiphotographyclub.com
Tel: 8826712162

Media acting workshop
For those looking to sharpen their acting skills, this acting workshop organised by Blue Ocean Media might be the right choice. Popular with college students, the workshop is headed by actor Deepak Singh. The course starts with the basics of acting — from the art and nuances of expressions. An interactive methodology of teaching is adopted. The practical classes are aimed at installing a sense of confidence and ease with on a public platform. At the end of the month-long workshop, students will get a chance to showcase their talents in a play or a short film that will be headed by the organisers. Registration is open.
When: May and June
Registration Fee: Rs 5,000
Where: Samman Bazaar Lane, Janakpuri
Tel: 9312808362

Impulse film making workshop
The workshop is conducted by filmmaker Kavita Joshi. Emphasis is on learning from practicing. With two options available — weekend and weekdays, the workshop provides hands-on experience with the camera from the first day itself. Besides learning the basics of the art, participants will also get the chance to watch some rare movies. Discounts and scholarships are also given to participants who need it.
Registration is open.
When: Early June. Duration
nearly four months with sessions on weekends only.
Registration Fee: Varies
Website: kavitajoshi.blogspot.com
Where: Gautam Nagar
Tel: 9013475782

Craft’s Corner
This workshop will introduce you to paper craft of various kinds. Here, you will learn the various techniques of paper quilling, parchment, cutting, folding and many more. Participants will be provided with a ‘do it yourself kit’, hence ought not bring anything. Aimed at beginners, the workshop also has various levels. At the end of the workshop, the students will also be handed over the paper crafts that crafted by the expert during the workshop.
Registration is open.
Fee: Rs 2,000
When: Throughout May (appointment needed)
Where: 79, Vasudha Enclave, Pitam Pura
Tel: 9810156570

Creative Hands
This workshop will teach the art of calligraphy and help you improve your handwriting. Frequented by IAS aspirants, homemakers and students from all around the world, the 45-hour workshop guarantees beautiful handwriting. The workshop will also help you enhance your writing speed. This workshop uses a proven scientific technique to help you learn calligraphy and improve handwriting. With one-to-one practical lesson, the workshop boasts of many successful results.
Registration is open.
When: May and June
Registration Fee: Rs 2,000
Where: Creative Hands, A-12, Basement, Ashok Vihar-1
Tel: 9818989629

Being your best
The four-day workshop is aimed to help people live life in the best possible way. The workshop will provide techniques to sharpen memory, sustain relationship, enhance communication skills and avail the opportunities of life. Attended by people of all age group, the motivational workshop boasts success result since last nine years. It will also provide a workbook and free services post training. Graduation ceremony will be held at the end of the workshop where participants will be awarded.
Registration is open.
Fee: Rs 12,000
When: Last two weekends of May
Website: http://events.linkedin.com/events/624268/clickthru
Where: Pentagon Impex, B 17, Express Green Apartment, Sector 44, Noida
Tel: 9811873109

Guitar Monk
Want to learn how to play the guitar and get a sense of what it feels like to record live? The guitar workshop here gives students a chance to do just that. The workshop has, over the years, produced over 22 music CDs and, if you have the talent, you can also get a chance to perform live in the Capital. The workshop offers introductory programmes, but you can also choose to continue with the whole course after summer. Besides guitar, the studio also teaches piano and symphony, so you can even experiment!
When: From May 1, 2011
Registration opens after April 18
Website: www.guitarmonk.com
Where: Patparganj, east Delhi
Registration Fee: Rs 1,000
Tel: 9999807771