Utopia for Art-Lovers: Glass Etching Workshop at Bloom & Grow
“Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.”
Art is a vast expressional platform. It is a component of culture that paves a way for ideas and values inherent of space and time. In simple, art is truth.
Bloom and Grow is a creative studio started by Carol for artists and craft enthusiasts situated in Koramangala. Established in 2012, they provide a platform for children and primarily adults. They conduct meet-ups, events, workshops and classes that promote creativity and bring passionate people together. With a strong audience abroad, they will be starting online tutorials on croquette, paper-cutting and quilling soon. “Bloom and Grow provides a space for everybody to have fun and learn something,” says Carol.
Hobby In A Box is a start-up organization that lets your creative mind explore the boundaries of art and craft such as traditional art, folk craft and gardening. They have conducted events and workshops at Lahe Lahe, Atta Galatta, Cuckoo Hostel and other places around Bangalore. They are also spread across other cities: Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad.
Hobby In A Box is also a Do-It-Yourself store. With an assembled box of raw materials and instructions you can learn different hobbies and work on the latest DIY projects. “After attending over 20 workshops with Hobby In A Box, I joined the team because I realized my passion was fulfilled when there was a touch of creativity,” says Rekha, the facilitator of the glass etching and bottle frosting workshop. Participants learnt how to decoratively etch on glasses using glass etching cream. They also learnt the method of giving a frosted look to bottles. Such craft ideas help develop artistic skills in an individual, act as a stress-buster and also make your surroundings attractive.
Sharmad works for We Are Homes and attended his first workshop on glass etching. “It is fun to make something ; so I etched my favourite anime, Fairy Tail,” says Sharmad. “What I made might have been imperfect but I’m happy that I made it,” added Sharmad.
Utkarsh works for a company based in Mumbai. “I have wanted to be a part of Hobby In A Box workshops for a while now but registrations are quicker than any other art event,” says Utkarsh. “Hobby In A Box provides you with all the tools necessary. Rest of the idea is your dreamland,” added Utkarsh.
So don’t forget to enrol and get your hands messy in the next art and craft workshop!